1 June 2006
A waterline model of the S.S. Santa Lucia of the Grace Line
the hull with a red bottom, gold waterline, black and white topsides and fitted with portholes. The decks in scored veneer and painted, detailed with anchors, bollards, cargo hatches, ventilators, fore and aft masts with cargo booms, deck railings, bridge and bridge wings, name boards, funnels painted in Grace Line livery, lifeboats on davits, pool, flags, and other details. Set in a carved and painted wood sea wth a black frame and brass trimmed glass cover.
10¾ x 31½ in. (27.3 x 80 cm.) cased.
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