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A builder's model of the S.S. Albert Hall in a domed case
A builder's model of the S.S. Albert Hall in a domed case

WILLIAM DOXFORD & SONS, LTD., CIRCA 1914

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A builder's model of the S.S. Albert Hall in a domed case
William Doxford & Sons, Ltd., circa 1914
the hull of the model, built up in lifts, with painted red bottom, white waterline, and black topsides, the decks of maple veneer and detailed with numerous gold plated fittings including: anchors, bollards, chocks, ventilators, splash rail, cargo winches, mast partners, boom sockets, vents, binnacles, davits, wheels, chains, steering quadrants, turnbuckles, and other metal fittings. Other details include: cargo hatches with planking lines drawn in India ink, cargo masts and booms with standing and running rigging, boats on davits, painted funnel, stow boxes, rudder and other details. Mounted on four baluster turned pedestals on a green velour lined base within an arched domed glass case with a maple frame and base.
25¾ x 62¼ in. (65.4 x 158.1 cm.) cased.

Lot Essay

The S.S. Albert Hall was built for the Edward Nicholl & Co. in 1914 by William Doxford & sons, Ltd. Sunderland. She had a gross weight of 8200 tons.
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