London, South Kensington
25 May 2006
AN INTERESTING PRESENTATION IVORY HALF-MODEL OF THE ROYAL YACHT VICTORIA & ALBERT III
the carved hull with bilge keel, prop-shaft, propeller and rudder, portholes, deck housing, twin funnels, deck housing, masts with booms and pennants, mounted on a velvet-covered display board within silver- plated glazed table frame with rope border and crown above -- 6 x 9½in. (15 x 24cm.)
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Although uninscribed, the style and presentation of this model strongly suggests it was a gift from the Royal Family to a retiring officer or close courtier probably during the reign of George V.
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