21 January 2003
A Sterling Silver Model of a Neff
Bernard Muller, Dutch mid-19th century
The hull of this model is in two sections, the hull and the deck. The hull of the model is chased with scenes of Neptune and sea Nymphs, and has a dragon for a figurehead. The upper portion of the model is fitted with a mast, set with three sails and some rigging, a figure standing at a cannon, a crow's nest, another figure brandishing a sword, a captain at the wheel and several figures sitting at a table under a canopy. The hull is set on cradles which have wheels attached to either side.
9½ x 3 x 10 in. (24.1 x 7.6 x 25.3 cm.) model dimensions.
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