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    Sale 1963

    Maritime Art Including Fine Paintings, Nautical Antiques, Scrimshaw And Ship Models

    30 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 142

    A Primitive Bone Model Of A 3rd Rate Ship**


    Price Realised  

    A Primitive Bone Model Of A 3rd Rate Ship**
    Anonymous, mid 19th Century
    the hull and deck planked in bone and pinned in place with copper pins, fitted with a figure head of a woman, anchors, capstan, deck hatches, stairways, deck house, wheel, rigged with three masts, spars, bowsprit, tops, trees (all in bone), ratlines and bracing lines, displayed on two simple bone pedestals.
    15 x 18 x 6 in. (38.1 x 45.7 x 15.2 cm.)

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