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    Sale 2129

    Maritime Decorative Arts

    15 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 222

    A model of the C.S.S. Virginia

    WILLIAM E. HITCHCOCK (AMERICAN, 1928-2006)

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    A model of the C.S.S. Virginia
    William E. Hitchcock (American, 1928-2006)
    built up in wood veneers with a copper clad bottom, and grey painted topsides detailed with anchors on chains, splash rail at the bow, 14 hinged gun-ports, some with cannons protruding, boats on cradles, jack staff , stove pipe, ventilators, deck gratings, funnel and other details. Displayed on a pair of turned brass pedestals on a mahogany base with a brass bound glass case.
    15¾ x 42½ in. (40 x 108 cm.) cased.


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