London, South Kensington
15 October 1992
A planked and framed fully rigged model of the naval cutter H.M.S. 'Fly' of circa 1750, built by J.Scott-Robertson. -- 32 x 33in, (81.5 x 84cm).
With masts, yards, main yard with stun's'l booms, standing and running rigging, full suit of stitched linen sails with reefing points and deck details including anchors, windlass, hatches, belaying rails and pins, companionway, ships bell and compas, ship's boat, shot rack and eight guns in carriages. Finished in black, white and matt varnish with white sails. Stand.
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