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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 183

    model of the racing schooner Meteor IV

    Price Realised  

    model of the racing schooner Meteor IV
    the hull with painted white topsides, a gold cove stripe, a black waterline and a dark rust bottom. The model has a scored mahogany deck and is fitted with deck structures and cabins. The model is well detailed with: cleats, stove pipe, coils of line, two boats on davits, binnacle, double ships wheel, and numerous other details. The model is rigged with two masts with upper and lower sections, spreaders, gaffs and booms, standing and running rigging including sidestays, running backstays, sheets, turning blocks, a full suit of cotton sails which have stitched panels, and flags from Imperial Germany, the Kiel Sailing Club and the Emperor's private signal. The model is displayed in a brass bound glass case with a mahogany base.
    30 x 35 in. (76.2 x 88.9 cm.) cased. (2)


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