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Lot 136542206: COLLECTORS EDITION 17TH CENTURY HAND CRAFTED WOODEN VENETIAN GONDOLA MODEL
by SMRJ Auctions
November 13, 2013
Los Angeles, CA, USALive Auction
Description: COLLECTORS EDITION 17TH CENTURY HAND CRAFTED WOODEN VENETIAN GONDOLA MODEL **|**|** The Venetian gondolas around the 17th century were commonly used for transportation around the Grand Canal in Venice. Today, they are used as an iconic boat for mostly tourism. It is available as a FULLY ASSEMBLED model ready to be proudly display as a piece of history. Master craftsmen handcraft these highly detailed wood models from scratch using historical photographs, drawings and original plan. They are built to scale with high-grade wood such as: western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. They are 100% hand built individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires many hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. The hull is beautifully painted in black and then varnished in several layers. The deck is decorated with several golden sculpture. Seating are and stern deck are painted in red. It has a gold plated ornament at the bow. The model comes with one black painted oar. A hand stitched pillow casing is tied up against the cockpit on the opposite of the red wooden seat. There is a wooden platform for the gondolier to stand on. This model also come with a wood base with a brass nameplate. It