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    Sale 2129

    Maritime Decorative Arts

    15 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 225

    A model of the U.S.S. Monitor


    Price Realised  


    A model of the U.S.S. Monitor
    William E. Hitchcock (American, 1928-2006)
    built up in wood veneers and painted with a black bottom with anchor under the bow and propeller and rudder at the stern, the topsides completely finished with modeled plating and rivets and painted a dark grey, the deck detailed with jackstaff with Jack, bollards, deck box, cleats, central turret with a pair of Dahlgren cannons and a railing and circular canopy at the top, flagstaff with the American flag. Displayed on a pair of turned brass pedestals, on a mahogany base with a brass bound glass case.
    10 x 34 in. (25.4 x 86.4 cm.) cased

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