1 June 2006
A diorama of the M.V. Akaroa for the Shaw Savill Line
Heaton Tabb, London; circa 1971
in a waterline format with white topsides pierced and fitted with portholes and windows, veneer decks with the planking scored, varnished and fittted with hawse pipes, bollards, anchor winch and chain, cargo hatches, numerous cargo booms and winches, detached bridge structure with bridge wings, main mast with standing and running rigging, deck railings, life boats on davits, funnel painted in Shaw Savill livery, three pools, tables with parasols, and other details. Set in a modeled sea with twin plaques at the bow and stern, within a wood framed glass case.
16¾ x 47½ in. (42.5 x 120.6 cm.) cased dimensions.
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