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Auction Description for Boston Harbor Auctions: Nautical Antiques & Diving Sale: Day 1

Nautical Antiques & Diving Sale: Day 1

by Boston Harbor Auctions


255 lots | 253 with images

April 5, 2014

Live Auction

99 High Street

Boston , MA, 02110 USA

Phone: (617) 451-2650

Fax: (617) 451-6468

Email: info@bostonharborauctions.com

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J.W. Ray, monumental ship's telegraph

Lot 1: J.W. Ray, monumental ship's telegraph

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Description: Choice, engine order bridge telegraph by venerable English maker J.W. Ray, Liverpool, from a ship of substantial size and stature. This telegraph is as good as they come. Highly polished with plate glass protective panels over the command faceplates with ship's orders. Poured from high quality brass. Style is similar to those used on the Great White Star liners such as Titanic and Olympic. 17 1/2" diameter x 46" tall without handles.

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Chelsea ship's clock

Lot 2: Chelsea ship's clock

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Description: Chelsea ship's clock in black case. Quartz clockwork. Six inch face. 8" overall.

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Bulpitt solid brass cabin lantern

Lot 3: Bulpitt solid brass cabin lantern

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Description: Solid brass cabin lantern by the venerable English firm Bulpitt. With oil burner and tank, three glass panels, one hinged door. Chimney dated 1912. This lantern is of the same specifications and design that once graced White Star Lines such as the Titanic. 16" tall x 8 1/2" x 6"

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Coast survey chart of Massachusetts Bay

Lot 4: Coast survey chart of Massachusetts Bay

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Description: Mid 19th century chart by US Coast Survey showing Massachusetts Bay. Detailed chart showing water depths, hazards, lighthouse etc.. Mounted into a burlwood frame. 37" tlal x 48" wide

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Original Eldridge chart of Cape Cod Bay

Lot 5: Original Eldridge chart of Cape Cod Bay

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Description: Original George W. Eldridge chart of Cape Cod Bay. Chart shows Cape Cod from Chatham to Gloucester with all important cities, towns and harbors noted along with the water's depths noted in fathoms. Mounted into a rich burlwood frame. 34" x 59"

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Eldridge chart of Long Island Sound

Lot 6: Eldridge chart of Long Island Sound

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Description: Very large copy after an original early 20th century George W. Eldridge chart of Long Island Sound from Manhattan to Newport including all important ports, towns etc.. with depths listed in fathoms. Mounted into a painted frame. 30 1/2" x 107"

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Scale model of the steamer Portland

Lot 7: Scale model of the steamer Portland

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Description: Scale model of the famous paddle steamer "Portland". With lifeboats, cabins, wheelhouse etc.. Mounted on a mahogany base. 38 x 9 x 18

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Pair of varnished crew oars

Lot 8: Pair of varnished crew oars

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Description: Pair of clean varnished crew oars. Very long, wide spoon blades. 148" long

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Nineteenth century warship model

Lot 9: Nineteenth century warship model

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Description: Period ship model from the 19th century of a warship. Carved stern galleries and billet with pierced gunports and cannon running through. 35 x 10 x 27

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Model of the America's Cup

Lot 10: Model of the America's Cup "Enterprise"

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Description: Highly detailed model of the 1930 America's Cup yacht "Enterprise". Brass deck fittings include binnacles, cleats, winch, capstan, helm stand with carved wheel, skylights, hatches rope coils and rigged with a full suit of sails. Displayed in a glass case with brass trim and inlaid mahogany base. 33 x 13 x 39.

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Brass port and starboard lanterns

Lot 11: Brass port and starboard lanterns

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Description: Pair of highly polished port and starboard lanterns with curved panels of flat red and green lenses. Fitted with vertical protective bars. Fine pair of early 20th century lanterns. 12 x 6 x 5

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Highly polished ship's cargo light

Lot 12: Highly polished ship's cargo light

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Description: Highly polished copper and brass ship's cargo light. With heavy brass mounting yoke. Protective glass panel with brass bezel. Rewired for a/c use. Meticulously polished. 18" diameter x 22" tall

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Dockyard builder's model of a workboat

Lot 13: Dockyard builder's model of a workboat

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Description: Carved builder's model of an early 20th century workboat. Rich varnished finish. 25 x 4 x 5

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Antique Chelsea Clock

Lot 14: Antique Chelsea Clock

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Description: 4" Antique Chelsea ship's bell clock in hinged brass case, nice patina on mahogany base.

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Decorated lifering of yacht

Lot 15: Decorated lifering of yacht "America"

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Description: Decoratively painted rescue lifering with portrait of the schooner yacht America on a center panel and "America" 1851 on the ring.

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Three tier railroad lantern

Lot 16: Three tier railroad lantern

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Description: Very large three tier railroad track or station lantern or perhaps a maritime pier light. Fitted with three heavy cut fresnel glass lenses with brass bezels. Vented top with brass detail. Brass finial. Fitted with hoisting and mounting rings. Overall height with handles. 70 x 13 x 48

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Oil on canvas of

Lot 17: Oil on canvas of "Independence"

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Description: Oil on canvas of the gaff rigged America's Cup defender "Independence" shown under full sail with all sails set including jibs and a flying club sail. "Independence" was built by Thomas W. Lawson, the copper magnate who also owned the a ship of the same name. Signed lower right "D. Taylor". Mounted into a gold painted frame. 36 x 36.

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Boston Wharf Box

Lot 18: Boston Wharf Box

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Description: 19th century leather covered document box with oval brass plate engraved Boston Wharf Company. Box has brass stud decoration along with brass angles. A leather carry handle, and lock without key. The interior is clad with white and blue polka dot wall paper. Boston Wharf Company was founded in 1836 and was largely responsible for the development of the Fort Point Channel area of Boston beginning around the first quarter of the 19th century. 18" x 12" x 10". There is a label inside the lid from James Boyd, Saddler "Military Cap Trunk & Harness Maker. No. 27 Merchant's Row". Boston.

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Ship's wheel from Anthony's Pier Four

Lot 19: Ship's wheel from Anthony's Pier Four

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Description: Ten spoke ship's wheel on a full deck mount stand with rope spool. A true windjammer wheel in weathered condition. A cherished relic from the iconic Anthony's Pier 4 Restaurant on Boston Harbor. 65" wheel diameter. Overall height 69"

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Exceptional Model of the American Clipper Ship Sovereign of the Seas.

Lot 20: Exceptional Model of the American Clipper Ship Sovereign of the Seas.

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Description: Model of the clipper ship Sovereign of the Seas built by Donald MacKay in East Boston in the 1850's. Hull is painted black above the waterline and copper sheathed below. Rigged with standing and running cords. Deck details include cabins, hatches, bundled spars, casks, kegs etc... Mounted into a mahogany trimmed display case with gold leaf name plate and table stand. Dimensions 46" long x 19" wide x 63" high

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1936 John Alden yacht Blueprint plan

Lot 21: 1936 John Alden yacht Blueprint plan

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Description: Original blueprint from the workshop with legend reading: John G. Alden 131 State Street, Boston. No. 583-G Aux. cruising sloop lines. Scale 3/4 equals 1 foot. Nov 13, 1936, C.A. Alberg. The name "Bennet" is penciled in. A great charge showing accommodations with extensive details showing cabins, fixtures, storage, cabinetry, porthole placement etc. Mounted into a burlwood frame. 26" tall x 46" wide

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Wolf of Wall Street Prop - Ship's Bollard

Lot 22: Wolf of Wall Street Prop - Ship's Bollard

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Description: Wolf of Wall Street major motion picture prop. A large ship's bollard made to look like iron but formed from foam and distressed. Expertly executed. From Oscar nominated Leonardo DiCaprio film.

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19th century telescope from HMS Britannia

Lot 23: 19th century telescope from HMS Britannia

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Description: Fine presentation telescope from the British Royal Navy Warship HMS Britannia. Focal tube is fancifully engraved "Admiralty Presentation, HMS Britannia, Dec 1862. L.S. Dawson, R.N." First in Seamanship". Also engraved with maker's name Dudley, Portsmouth. Brown leather wrapped barrel. Silvered brasses, exceptional optics with a clear view of great distances. Llewelyn Styles Dawson, the recipient of the scope went on to write "Memoirs of Hydrography After a Career in the Royal Navy". Surveying service in 1872, Dawson commanded the Livingstone search and relief expedition to Zanzibar on the steamship Abydos. 18" x 1 1/2"

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19th century model of the Star of Dover

Lot 24: 19th century model of the Star of Dover

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Description: Cased model of the snow brig, "Star of Dover", circa 1840, built to a scale of 1/72". Model is extensively rigged with all appropriate standing and running cords with countless block and tackle. Hull is expertly carved with exceptional trailboards. 30" x 12" x 24"

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Scale model of an American whaleship

Lot 25: Scale model of an American whaleship

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Description: Full rigged early 20th century model of an American whaleship with whaleboats hanging from davits, tryworks, and deck gear. Rigged with standing and running cords. 41 x 12 x 31.

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20th century Navy hat & epaulets

Lot 26: 20th century Navy hat & epaulets

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Description: Early 20th century US Navy hat, shoulder epaulets and belt in original velvet lined metal box. Marked with maker's name "Joseph Starkey, Manufacturer, 23 Conduit St. London, W'. The bicorn hat is American made and dated 1915. The tole painted box has a hinged lid with carry handle and hasp with brass maker's badge and serial number R.N. 294819. Box dimensions: 18 x 8 x 8.

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Whaleship Lagoda built on Cross Island Lightship

Lot 27: Whaleship Lagoda built on Cross Island Lightship

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Description: Fine model of the American whaleship Lagoda built on board the Cross Rip lightship. A label on the bottom of the baseboard reads: 35" long x 11" wide x 28" tall

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Portrait of a fish by Lovis Ewer

Lot 28: Portrait of a fish by Lovis Ewer

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Description: 19th century painting by Louis Ewer showing a full bodied fish, possibly a salmon. Blue sky is seen in the distance. Fitted to a period frame. label on the rear from Frost & Adams, 33 x 35 Cornhill St., Boston and a second label from a dealer S.A. Barton. Signed lower right Louis Ewer 1880. 15 x 25. Overall, 23 1/2" x 33 1/2"

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Exceptional model of steam tug

Lot 29: Exceptional model of steam tug "Harrisburg"

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Description: Finely crafted model of the Pennsylvania Railroad tug "Harrisburg". Planked deck with deckplates, fenders, hose, funnels, masts etc.. Mounted into a freestanding mahogany case.

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Vintage antique yacht model

Lot 30: Vintage antique yacht model

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Description: Charming small sailing yacht model with varnished deck and sails. 28 x 8 x 24

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Ship's searchlight

Lot 31: Ship's searchlight

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Description: Copper and brass ship's searchlight on swivel mount, rear mounted handle and arched vent on top. Protective glass lens with bras bezel. 29" high x 8" wide

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Dockyard builder's half model East Indian

Lot 32: Dockyard builder's half model East Indian

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Description: Exquisite dockyard builder's model of the East Indian, a full rigged sailing bark from the late 19th century. Expertly constructed with incredible detail and finish. Mounted into a fine display case. 79" long x 9 1/2" x 18" tall

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Yacht painting

Lot 33: Yacht painting

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Description: Yacht painting with two gaff rigged yachts under full sail in calm seas. Mounted into a linen lined wood frame. On sight: 24 x 36. Overall 30 x 42

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Large commuter yacht painting

Lot 34: Large commuter yacht painting

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Description: Very large painting showing a commuter yacht cruising through moderate seas. Several people are on deck. With cloud filled sky. Frame is warped

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Nameboard from steam yacht

Lot 35: Nameboard from steam yacht "Actus"

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Description: Varnished nameboard from the American steam yacht "Actus" that went into use as a US Navy vessel. Incised letters are painted gold and outlined in black. 8" tall x 48" long

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Ship's binnacle

Lot 36: Ship's binnacle

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Description: Binnacle by Kelvin Hughes Limited. Wood and brass binnacle fitted with a gimbaled compass. The highly polished brass binnacle has iron compensating balls mounted to bronze arms. Varnished mahogany base. 50" high.

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Yacht painting by Tayler

Lot 37: Yacht painting by Tayler "Tacking".

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Description: Large oil on canvas with two J Class yachts "Tacking" in calm seas. Crews are seen on board large canvas. Framed. On sight 36 x 36. Overall 43 x 43

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M. Friedrich yacht painting

Lot 38: M. Friedrich yacht painting

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Description: Oil on canvas by M. Friedrich showing two yachts racing under full sail in strong winds. Mounted into a frame. Dimensions on sight 24 x 36.

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M. Friedrich yacht painting

Lot 39: M. Friedrich yacht painting

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Description: Oil on canvas showing a sailing yacht with three on board sailing in strong winds and choppy seas. Friedrich was a German artist who would summer on Cape Cod and paint. Wood frame. 24" x 36, on sight.

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Gold Cup winning speedboat model

Lot 40: Gold Cup winning speedboat model "Baby Bootlegger"

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Description: Competition speedboat "Baby Bootlegger". Quality model of the speedboat "Baby Bootlegger" mounted into an inlaid display case. Interior details include dash gauges, throttle, wheel, bench, etc... The planked hull has hatches, pennant, American flag, prop on shaft, etc.. Side of hull is lettered "Baby Bootlegger", NY and "G5". Mounted into a mahogany case with two turned brass columns. 44" long x 13" wide x 13 1/2" high in case.

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Pair of 19th century carriage lamps

Lot 41: Pair of 19th century carriage lamps

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Description: Pair of original 19th century solid brass carriage lamps with beveled glass lenses and maker's badges marked "White Mfg, Co. Patented Feb 10, 1876, Bridgeport, CT." Both are fitted to later mounting brackets for a wall mount. 17" tall x 6 1/2" wide

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Launching relic from U.S.S. Satterlee

Lot 43: Launching relic from U.S.S. Satterlee

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Description: Champagne bottle top mounted to an oval mahogany backboard carved "U.S.S. Satterlee, Launched Dec 21, 1918, Miss Rebecca Satterlee, Sponsor". 24" wide x 15" tall

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Wilcox Crittenden ship's wheel

Lot 44: Wilcox Crittenden ship's wheel

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Description: Iron ship's wheel with eight iron spokes fitted with turned wood handles and brass tips. Outer ring is marked "Wilcox Crittendon & Co., Inc, Middletown, Conn USA, 30" Fig 571". In old finish

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1952 speedboat trophy

Lot 45: 1952 speedboat trophy

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Description: Very substantial speedboat trophy. Loving cup with two large handles and cast speedboat finial. 48 Runabout, Millville, N.J. 9-1-52 is engraved. 9" wide x 23" tall

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Arthur Diehl yachting painting

Lot 46: Arthur Diehl yachting painting

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Description: Painting of a sloop under sail through calm seas signed lower right A. Diehl. Flying it's main and jib in a rich blue sea with two sailors in the sunken cockpit. This painting displays the artists expert knowledge of rigging and sailing. Mounted into a wood and gesso frame. 18" tall x 15" wide

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Brass yachting binnacle

Lot 47: Brass yachting binnacle

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Description: Solid brass yacht binnacle with domed top featuring two sliding doors, maker's plate on binnacle from Kelvin & Wilfrid O. White, Co., Nautical Instruments, Boston and New York. Fitted with a gimbaled compass. 9" diameter x 10" tall

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Fine Wilton Crosby half model

Lot 48: Fine Wilton Crosby half model

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Description: An original builder's half model carved by the infamous Wilton Crosby of the catboat Crosbys from Osterville, Massachusetts. A warm patina glows on the varnished hull mounted to it's original backboard. circa 1900. A cherished relic of New England boating history.

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Highest quality model of an Alerion

Lot 49: Highest quality model of an Alerion

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Description: Custom model of the 28-foot Alerion express sloop "Sligo". Built by highly regarded model builder Steven Henniger. the model is superb with total attention to detail including railings, winches, bow rail, spinnaker pole, oval portholes, tiller cleats etc... Hull is painted green above the waterline and deep red below. Mounted into a custom mahogany case with satinwood inlay. 17 1/4" x 7 1/4" x 27 1/4"

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19th century model of an American brig

Lot 50: 19th century model of an American brig

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Description: Museum quality period model of an early 19th century American merchant brig. The large scale model is built to exacting detail by an expert model shipwright. The hull is plank on frame. construction with pinned planks. The model is in it's original paint. Rigging work is complete and unabbreviated with all proper standing and running cords as well as finely stitched sails. 63" long x 24" x 50".

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Steel port and starboard ship lanterns

Lot 51: Steel port and starboard ship lanterns

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Description: Pair of ship's port and starboard lanterns with flat glass green and red lenses. Steel bodies with solid brass vented tops and loop carry rings. 15" tall x 9 x 8

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