16 June 2004,
Price realised USD 1,434
USD 800 - USD 1,200
A ceramic model of the S.S. Normandie with an inset clock, circa 1937
modeled with a blue sea and a black hull with 'Normandie' on the bow, yellow and white decks, red life boats, red and black funnels with smoke trailing. With an inset 2½ in. clock with a brass bezel, marked 'made in France'
21 x 3½ x 6 in. (53.3 x 8.9 x 15.2 cm.) model dimensions
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This lot is offered without reserve.
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