Bone Model Ships Worldwide Copyright © 1996 Lars Bruzelius. Updated 1998-06-02 by Lars Bruzelius
Updated and enlarged by Manfred Stein, 2017-11-14
Great Britain Number Remarks
Buckland Abbey several models
Barnstaple, Arlington Court, Devon 25 Collection of Ship Models
Bournemouth, Rothesay Museum 3
Bristol, City Museum several models
Beaulieu/Hampshire, Buckler's Hard Maritime Museum unknown number of models
Burton Art Gallery 2
Dartmouth. Maritime Museum 2
Dartmouth. Royal Naval College unknown number of models
Devon, Museum 2 several models, two of them representing HMS Britannia
Dover. Dover Corporation Museum 1 74 gun ship CESAR
Dumfries Museum, Dumfriesshire  1 French prisoners of war made this model of a 90 gun man-of-war 
Dundee. Broughty Castle Scrimshaw
Edinburgh. The Castle 3 ivory carver from Antwerp
Edinburgh. National Museum of Scotland 3 three models, one model built at Norman Cross, the other built at Greenlaw, now known as Glencorse, near Edinburgh; origin of the third model unknown 
Glasgow. Art Galleries and Museum 13 among others a french 50 gun frigate
Great Yarmouth. Maritime Museum for East Anglia 1
Greenock. McLean Museum 2
Greenwich, National Maritime Museum 15 HMS Prince of Wales (in Francis Abell)
Grimsby. Doughty Museum 10
Gunby Hall Estate, Lincolnshire 1 Model of a three-masted frigate carved out of bone by French prisoners of war at Norman Cross House, near Peterborough, c.1800. Contained in a glass fronted case of wood covered with straw parquetry. National Trust Inventory Number 637058
Hastings. Museum 1 10 inch model of frigate
Hertford. Hertford House unknown number of models
Hull. Municipal Museum 1 BOUNTY
Kings Lynn. The Lynn Museum Scrimshaw
Lewes, Sussex. Anne of Cleves' House 2 model of frigate and a 90-gun (1807) ship
Liverpool. Museum and Art Gallery 39 Information by Merseyside Maritime Museum (National Museums Liverpool) on 4 July 2013; models presently not on display
Liverpool. City Museum 1 74 gun ship 
London. Fishmonger's Hall unknown number of models
London. Royal Thames Yacht Club 3 model of a 100-gun ship
London. Science Museum 7 OCEAN (French 138-gun ship)
London, The Parker Gallery 1 98-gun ship (1785)
London. Trinity House 1 HMS FOUDROYANT
London. Victoria and Albert Museum unknown number of models
London. Watermen's Hall 1 the largest bone model in the world [?], it is 7 feet long, 104(1813), > 2m Länge
Launceston, Lawrence House Museum 1 French Officers were held at Lawrence House
Oxford. Pitt-Rivers Anthropological Museum several models
Reading Museum 1 On 25 October 1809, on the occasion of George III’s Golden Jubilee the remaining 200 Danish Prisoners-of-War were given their freedom. Sivert Ryberg, POW, presented this model to the Mayor of Reading. Base – 27 cm length, Base – 16.5 cm wide, Dome – 28.5 cm height.
Peebles. Chambers Institute Museum unknown number of models
Peterborough. Peterborough Museum 8 about six models; in addition 3 more models acc. to own photos
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery 8
Portsmouth. Royal Naval Museum 3 at least two models; acc. to Mondfeld 3 models
Rochester. Eastgate House Museum 2 100, 74-guns (latter model is considered by Freeston to be the most perfect bone model)
Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire  1 Bone model of a ship on a tiered octagonal wooden stand. National Trust Inventory Number 1338954
South Shields. Museum 1 52-gun ship L'AMATONE
Southampton. Tudor House Museum 2 HMS TÉMÉRAIRE and fregate GLORY
Southampton. Wool House Maritime Museum unknown number of models
Southsea. Southsea Castle unknown number of models
Stromness. Orkney Natural History Museum unknown number of models
Treasurer's House, North Yorkshire 1 An early 19th century model of a fully rigged ship of the line, 132 gunner; a three-deck battleship, made by French prisoners of war. National Trust Inventory Number 592925
Truro. Corwall County Museum 1 circa 1850 French ship; scrimshaw
Winchester. College 1 FORMIDABLE, 1759
Whitby. Pannet Park Museum 4 50-, 64-, 74- and 100 gun ships 
Whitby/Yorkshire, Whitby Museum 2
Woburn, Bedfordshire. Woburn Abbey 1 98-gun ship NEPTUNE
Worthing, Sussex. Worthing Museum and Art Gallery 2 78-gun ship; model made in Dartmoor; plus 80(1806)
Total: 180  
Canada Halifax, NS, Museum of the Atlantic 1 74 gun ship with two gun decks, possibly built by French POWs housed in Halifax. Model at present in the process of being restored.
St John's, NL, Canada 1 A Napoleonic Prisoner-of-War Ship Model. The elaborately crafted miniature was created during the French and Napoleonic wars (1793-1815). Made of bone.
Vancouver Maritime Museum, Canada  1 Model of the ship 'Le Vengeur du Peuple', c.1798 (bone); made at Porchester Castle by French prisoners; 74-gun ship of the line lost in the first great battle of the French Revolution in 1794;
Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum, Canada 1 model of a warship that was constructed of bone by a French prisoner-of-war during the Napoleonic Wars
Maritime Museum Victoria, British Columbia, Canada  1 first rate ship of the line, model was made from bone by a prisoner of war during one of the wars between England and France
Total: 5
France Paris. Le Museé de la Marine 2 90(1807)
Dieppe 1
Nantes, Musées du Chateau des Dics de Bretagne 1 16(1807) span. Cutter
Total: 4
USA Annapolis, Maryland 11 eleven models (1971)
Boston, Mass. Museum of Fine Arts 1 HEROS, French 80-gun (1809) ship of the line; very similar to the OCEAN in the Science Museum
Channel Islands Maritime Museum, Oxnard, CA, USA 5
Chicago/Illinois, Sammlung Arthur R. Sawers 1 80(1813) several bone ship models (Mondfeld)
Mystic, Conn., Marine Historical Association 1 a 90-98 gun British ship of the line
New York City, India House, Dining Club 1 ine detailed First rate warship with three gun decks
PORT EDWARD RESTAURANT, Algonquin, IL , USA 1 This beautiful ship model is a French Prisoner of War Bone Model, first rate ship of the line
Salem, Mass. Peabody Essex Museum 1 at least one model
Ship Shapes of Charleston 2 restored two "prisoner bone ships"
Total: 24
Germany Berlin, DTMB 5
Brake, Schiffahrtsmuseum Unterweser 1
Bremerhaven, DSM 1
Hamburg, Altonaer Museum 5 at least five models
Hamburg, Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte 1 52-gun frigate (1785)
Hamburg, International Maritime Museum 32  
Bremen, private collection 1 Third rate of 64 guns (two-decker), French 74-gun ship
Hamburg, private collection 1 Ship of The Line, circa 1810, 114 guns, HMS "MARS"
Hamburg, private collection 3 L'Amerique, Third rate warship with 86 cannon, French Frigate, 48 cannon 
Hamburg, private collection 1 FOUDRYANT, a French two-decked ship of the line
Hamburg, private collection 2 50 Gun Frigate;  HMS MARS with original rigg 
Hamburg, private collection 1 very fine and detailed model
Hamburg, private collection 1 French Ship of the Line L‘ORIENT, 120 gun (Size: 60 x 45 cm)
Hamburg, private collection 1 Fourth rate warship with 58 cannon and a “pipe smoker” figurehead, made early-19th century. Size: 40 x 32 x 17 cm.
Hamburg, private collection 1 Third rate warship with 76 cannon and a warrior figurehead, made early-19th century. Size: 29 x 23 x 7 cm. 
Hamburg, private collection 1 English brig with 12 cannon and a figurehead, made early-19th century. Size: 48 x 49 cm. The model is rigged without an additional gaff-rigged spanker behind the mainsail.
Hamburg, private collection 1 Third rate British frigate with 58 cannon and a warrior figurehead, made early-19th century. 
Hamburg, offered to private collector 1
München, Deutsches Museum 1 54(1809) TÉMÉRAIRE
Nürnberg, Germanisches Museum 1 84(1800) Originalzustand
Total: 62
Denmark Copenhagen. Rosenborgs Slot 1 model made by Danish prisoner-of-war and presented to Frederik VI
Royal Danish Naval Museum 1 Third rate warship with two gundecks, 84 cannon and a polychrome figurehead, made by Danish and Norwegian prisoners in Greenlaw near Edinburgh.
Hilleröd. Frederiksborg 1 model of a yacht made by Danish prisoner-of-war
Helsingör. Handels- og Sofartsmuseet pa Kronborg 1 LA DIANE, French frigate
Total: 4
Norway Norwegian Maritime Museum, Oslo 1
Total: 1
Switzerland Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne 4 3 frigates with 3 gun decks, 1 frigate with 2 gun decks
Total: 4
Italy Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, 07021 Porto Cervo (OT) 7 Seven bone ship models of different vessel types
Total: 7
Greece
Hellenic Maritime Museum, Onassis’ collection 13 One model of Nelsons’ flagship, “Victory”, made from bone and under the same conditions as the other models was also added in the collection. This is an older donation to the Museum by A. Koumantareas in 1960. 
Naval Museum of Oinousses 32 Antonis S. Lemos unique personal collection of Napoleonic boats of 32 precious models made by Nelson’s French prisoners.
A.S. Onassis Foundation 2 Handaka Sophia (ed.): Aristotle Onassis: Beyond his Myth, ARIONA S.A., Benaki Museum, 2006, 207 pages, ISBN 960-89403-1-1, 960-8347-44-0
Total: 47
New Zealand New Zealand Maritime Museum 1 A model of a frigate, carved from bone by French prisoners of war in England during the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815).
Australia Powerhouse Museum, Sydney NSW, Australia 1 Ship model in case, 72 gun French Frigate warship, possibly representing the 74 gun 'Le Heros', bone / wood / perspex, made by a Napoleonic prisoner-of-war, c. 1800
Argentina Museo Naval de la Nación, Buenos Aires 2 Bone Model of Santísima Trinidad and English frigate
Netherlands private collection 1 HMS LONDON
Overall-Total: 343
Gallery Vallejo Gallery, Newport Beach, California on sale 2
Vallejo Gallery, Newport Beach, California on archive, sold 33
Antiques Storehouse,Portsmouth, Hampshire,UK 1
Trevor Philip & Sons, St. James's, London  6
American Marine Model Gallery, Gloucester, MA 9
Finch & Co, Antiques & Works of Art, London, sold 2
Art Gallery of Ontario/Musée des beaux-arts de l’Ontario 1
Sinai and Sons, London 1
Internet, Auctions:
ship_10 Scottish 1
ship_11 1
ship_12 CONSTITUTION 1
Heros 1 Scale: unknown. A contemporary full hull model of the French 74-gun, two-decker ‘Le Heros’ (1770). 
This unusually large-scale model is constructed plank on frame using wood, with the addition of horn for 
the wales. The name ‘Le Heros’ is inscribed on the stern. As is typical with POW models, the masts and 
bowsprit are slightly over-scaled in height and rake. The deck is complete with numerous fittings including 
the hammocks stowed in the netting on top of the bulwarks, which has then been covered by a white painted 
canvas as protection against the weather.
Christie's:$11,353; 10 February 2004 ; New York  1 A Napoleonic Prisoner of War ship model of a French Sloop of War Du Teillay; 26½ x 11 x 19¼ in. (67.3 x 27.9 x 48.9 cm.) cased dimensions.
built ca. 1795 
Christie's:$20,400; 20 July 2005 ; New York  1 A Napoleonic prisoner of war model of a 90-gun ship; 15¾ x 22 in. (40 x 55.2 cm.) cased  
Christie's:$3,600; 20 July 2005 ; New York  1 A miniature Napoleonic prisoner of war model of the naval cutter Fly; 5 x 5 5/8 in. (12.7 x 14.3 cm.) model on stand
Christie's:$20,400; 20 July 2005 ; New York  1 A miniature Napoleonic prisoner of war model of a 90 gun ship; 9 x 13½ in. (22.9 x 34.3 cm.) cased  
Christie's:$78,000; 21 January 2006 ; New York  1 A Napoleonic Prisoner of War Model of the 92 gun ship of the line H.M.S. Royal George; 22¼ in. high, 26¼ in. wide, 11¾ in. deep (the case) 
Christie's:$66,000; 31 January 2007 ; New York  1 A large Napoleonic Prisoner of War bone model of 84 gun ship of the line; 26 x 30 in. (66 x 76.2 cm.) model.
Christie's:$15,600; 31 January 2007 ; New York  1 A pair of miniature Napoleonic Prisoner of War bone models; 8 x 11¾ in.(20.3 x 29.9 cm.) and 7¼ x 10¼ in. (18.4 x 26 cm.) on case base. (2) 
Christie's: $5,250; 23 November 2010 ; New York  1 A FRENCH BONE PRISONER-OF-WAR SHIP MODEL OF THE 74-GUN 'HMS AJAX'; 11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high, 15½ in. (39.5 cm.) wide, the model
Christie's: £2,500; 30 November 2010 ; London  1 A FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE SHIP MODEL EARLY 19TH CENTURY; MASTS AND RIGGING IN NEED OF RESTORATION; 11¾ IN. (30 CM.) HIGH; 14 IN. (36 CM.) LONG 
Bonhams: £8,126 ; 6 Oct 2004 ; London  1 A Napoleonic Prisoner-of-War Bone Model of a 52-Gun Ship of the Line, French, circa 1800,
Bonhams: £69.600; 18 Oct 2005; London 1 A fine and large prisoner-of-war bone model of the first-rate ship H.M.S. "Caledonia", early 19th century, 48x22x67in(122x56x170cm)overall.
Bonhams: £14,400 ; 21 Mar 2007 ; London  1 A fine bone prisoner of war model of a three deck ship
hull of narrow pinned bone planks, with baleen wales, painted port lids and delicate scale cannon. Pierced bone rails, stern and quarter galleries with a finely carved and painted figurehead. Bone decks, with belfry, capstan, skylights and scale ship's boats slung between the fore and main yards. Banded bone spars with delicate running and standing rigging, painted silk ensign and pennant. Mounted on to a painted base, with pierced bone rails and carved square posts, in a period passe-partout display case.11.5x5.5x8.5in(29x14x21.5cm)
Bonhams: £14,400 ; 21 Mar 2007 ; London  1 A bone prisoner of war model of a First Rate warship
hull of small pinned bone planks, with baleen wales, open painted port lids with scale brass cannon. Decorative pierced rails, stern and quarter galleries. bone decks, with belfry, capstan, companionway and ladders. Banded bone spars with finely detailed running and standing rigging. Mounted on bone crutches and secured by fine chains to a painted decorative base, having pierced and painted rails and small square feet. In a period passe-partout glazed showcase. 12x4.7x10in(30.5x12x25.5cm)
Bonhams: £36,000 ; 28 Nov 2007 ; London  1 A fine and large bone prisoner of war model of H.M.S. VICTORY81 X25 X 61 cm
Bonhams: £28,800 ; 28 Nov 2007 ; London  1 A fine prisoner of war bone model of a 120 gun first rate ship of the linecirca 1800 38 X 13 X 35,5 cm
Bonhams: £24,000 ; 28 Nov 2007 ; London  1 A well restored 19th century bone prisoner of war model of an 80 gun ship 71 X 24 X 59,5cm
Bonhams: $13,420; 26 Jan 2010 ; New York 1 A late 18th century Napoleonic Prisoner of War ship model of an 18-gun sloop of war
Provenance: Robert P. Baruch, son of Herman Benjamin Baruch and nephew of Bernard Mannes Baruch, founder of Baruch Brothers, New York, to current owner by descent. Robert P. Baruch was an avid sailor and a member of the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club. He won the biennial, 635-mile, blue water race to Bermuda in 1936 aboard his new 53-foot cutter Kirawan. He had the yacht built for him in Brooklyn by the designer Philip Rhodes. Robert Baruch joined the international commodities firm of H. Hentz and Company that his uncles Bernard and Hartwig "Harty" Baruch bought in 1907 and that his father Herman Baruch joined as a managing partner. Robert was the chairman of the executive committee of the securities firm of H. Hentz & Company in 1963, when he urged caution to investors at the time of President Kennedy's assassination
Bonhams: £3,840 ; 22 Mar 2011 ; London  1 A large 19th century bone Prisoner of War model ship, for restoration.
Bonhams: Estimate US$ 10,000 - 15,000; 23 May 2012; New York 1 A Napoleonic Prisoner-of-War bone ship model of a naval brigantine
circa 1800
Bonhams: $20,000; 25 Jan 2013 ; New York 1 the hull built up in wood and the topsides planked in bone, with black painted strakes, carved bone hammock nets, the deck detailed with dog houses, companionways, (18) guns on carriages, tiller, capstan, ship's boat and other details. Rigged with masts and spars, standing and running rigging. Displayed on a wood base cut to show her as a waterline model with bone stanchions and frette work. Within a later mahogany and plexiglass case.
14-1/4 x 6-3/4 x 12 in. (36.1 x 17.1 x 30.4 cm.) cased.
10-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 in. (26.6 x 13.9 x 20.9 cm.) cased. length x depth x height.
Bonhams: $22,500; 25 Jan 2013 ; New York 1 A Napoleonic prisoner-of-war bone model of a 74-gun ship-of-the-line: French/English, circa 1790
the hull built up from the solid and planked in bone and horn between the gun decks, red-painted gun port lids with brass guns, chain plates and dead-eyes, polychromed figurehead, carved and pierced stern and quarter galleries, the decks detailed with metal anchors, head rails, capstan, pin and fife rails, belfry, well deck, hatch gratings, guns on carriages, ladders, taff rail, and other details. Rigged with masts, yards, standing and running rigging with bone blocks, spars, stun'sail booms, boat rigged out over the starboard side and other details. Displayed within the original marquetry case with glazed front and sides, drop down front and and mirror at the back, with bone finials and feet.
13-3/4 x 5-1/2 x 12-3/4 in. (34.9 x 13.9 x 32.3 cm.) cased. length x depth x height.
Bonhams: $10,625; 25 Jan 2013 ; New York 1 A Napoleonic prisoner-of-war bone ship model of a naval brigantine; circa 1800
the hull built up in wood and the topsides planked in bone, with black painted strakes, carved bone hammock nets, the deck detailed with dog houses, companionways, (18) guns on carriages, tiller, capstan, ship's boat and other details. Rigged with masts and spars, standing and running rigging. Displayed on a wood base cut to show her as a waterline model with bone stanchions and frette work. Within a later mahogany and plexiglass case.
14-1/4 x 6-3/4 x 12 in. (36.1 x 17.1 x 30.4 cm.) cased.
Bonhams: £30,000 ; 24 Apr 2013 ; London  1 An impressive 19th century Prisoner of War bone model of a 50 gun ship.
Hull of pinned bone planks on a wooden core, with baleen wales, pierced for 50 turned brass cannon on bone carriages. Finely carved figurehead, trail boards, stern and quarter decoration. Laid bone plank decks, with detailed gratings, windlass, belfry, water butts, wheel and binnacle, skylight and companionway. A ship's boat on skids amidships and another slung on davits astern. Bone spars and very finely detailed running and standing rigging. Mounted on crutches on a parquetry baseboard, in glazed display case. The model 30ins. (76cm)long.
Bonhams: £9,375 ; 24 Apr 2013 ; London  1 A fine 19th century Prisoner of War bone model of the French Ship of the Line L'Hercule
Hull of fine pinned bone planks, with baleen wales and polychrome decoration to figurehead, trail boards, stern and quarter decoration. The hull pierced for 84 turned brass cannon, with painted port lids. Bone decks, with detailed grating, windlass, belfry, butts and binnacle. Bone and wooden spars with finely detailed running and standing rigging and a ship's boat slug between the lower yards. Set on crutches on a straw work base with turned painted posts under glazed case. The model 11.5ins.(29cm)long.14.5x5.5x12ins. (37x14x31cm)
Bonhams: $3,500 ; 5 Jun 2013 ; New York 1 A Napoleonic prisoner-of-war bone model of a 76-gun ship-of-the-line; French/English, circa 1800 
possibly Le Maroc [name on transom barely legible], the hull built up from the solid and planked in bone, between the gun decks are raised bone strakes which were painted black, brass guns fitted to the topsides and decks, chain plates and dead-eyes, polychromed figurehead of a warrior, carved and pierced stern and quarter galleries with verdigris copper details, head rails, pin and fife rails, scored planking for the decks, open well deck, guns on carriages, taff rail, and other details. Rigged with masts, yards, standing and running rigging, spars, stun'sail booms, and other details [rigging in need of attention]. Set into a bone and wood base with a painted sea [distressed] giving the impression of a waterline model. Displayed within a glass and mahogany framed case.
15 x 7-1/2 x 12 in. (38.1 x 19.1 x 30.4 cm.) cased.
Bonhams: $1,875 ; 5 Jun 2013 ; New York 1 A Napoleonic prisoner-of-war boxwood waterline model of a British 76 gun ship-of-the-line; French/English, circa 1800
in a diorama format with the hull built up from the waterline, a painted green bottom, the topsides painted in alternating bands of black, pink and white, and black topsides fitted with a figure head of a Roman warrior, at the stern the quarter galleries and transom are modeled with windows, cut and pierced and decorated with a geometric pattern. The decks are of veneer with the planking lines drawn in and detailed with: anchor, cannons on carriages, pin and fife rails, capstan, railings, ladders, belfry, hatches, deck eyes. At anchor, one anchor rode is run out into the sea as if the ship were anchored. Rigged with three masts, bowsprit, standing and running rigging, turning blocks, cross spars, tops and trees, and dead-eyes and other rigging details. Displayed on a carved and painted sea, framed by an ornately decorated and drawn acanthus base, within a mahogany and glass case with carved front columns and a foliate frieze over the top.
15 x 7-1/2 x 14-3/4 in. (38.1 x 19.1 x 37.5 cm.) cased.
Bonhams: Estimate: 12,000 - 19,000 €; 5 Jun 2013 ; New York 1 A Napoleonic prisoner-of-war bone model of a 74-gun ship-of-the-line; French/English, circa 1800
the hull built up from the solid and planked in bone with ribbed details between the gun decks, red-painted gun port lids with darkened brass guns, chain plates and dead-eyes, carved figurehead, carved and pierced stern and quarter galleries, the decks detailed with metal anchors, head rails, capstan, pin and fife rails, belfry with bell, well deck with railings, hatch gratings (possibly replaced), guns on carriages, ladders, taff rail, and other details. Rigged with masts, yards, standing and running rigging with bone blocks, spars, boat rigged out over the well deck and other details.
18 x 8-1/2 x 14 in. (45.7 x 21.5 x 35.5 cm.) cased.
Bonhams: £3.125; 12 Oct 2013; London 1 An early 19th century cased bone Prisoner of War ship model
The model of an English First Rate, from carved bone and timber, with painted figurehead and stern galleries, detailed bone gun carriages and ship's boats. Bone spars with paper flags and fine rigging. Set on an octagonal wooden base with fine straw work decoration. The model 8ins.(20cm)long. Displayed in a contemporary wooden mirror backed display case, decorated inside and out with delicate straw work designs. In need of restoration.11x8x4ins.(28x20x10cm)
Bonhams: Estimate: 12,000 - 19,000 €; 5 Jun 2013 ; New York 1 A Napoleonic prisoner-of war-ship model of a 90 gun ship-of-the-line; French/English, circa 1805
built up over a wood plug, planked in bone, with stem, keel and rudder post, with double bands of ebony running between the gun ports, head rails supporting a carved figurehead of a maiden, built up bulwarks in bone, the decks detailed with anchors, anchor posts, deck eyes, fife rails, stove pipe, deck gratings, capstan, ships wheel, three boats hung out on davits and another amidships, decorated quarter galleries, transom with double balcony, and other details. Rigged with a bow sprit, three masts with spars and stun'sail booms, standing and running rigging, flags and other details. Displayed on a mahogany baseboard within a mahogany framed glass case.
Bonhams: US$ 35.000; 24 Jan 2014; New York 1 A Napoleonic prisoner-of-war bone model of the 98 gun ship-of-the-line H.M.S. Boyne
French/English, circa 1800
Bonhams: £4,250 ; 15 Apr 2014 ; London 1 the hull built up from the solid and planked in bone secured with brass pins, and blackened strips of wood at the waterline and between the gun decks, red-painted gun port lids with brass cannons, chain plates and dead-eyes, carved figurehead of a horse and rider, carved and pierced stern and quarter galleries, the decks detailed with blackened metal anchors, head rails, pin and fife rails, belfry with bell, well deck with capstan, railings, hatch gratings, guns on carriages, ladders, taff rail, and other details. Rigged with masts, yards, stun' sail booms, standing and running rigging with bone blocks, a single boat rigged out over the well deck and other details.
31-1/4 x 11 x 22-3/4 in. (79.3 x 27.9 x 57.7 cm.) cased.
Bonhams: £18.750; 15 Apr 2014; London 1 A large French Prisoner of War bone model of theDiana
Hull of pinned bone planks on a wooden core, with baleen wales. Copper sheathed below the waterline. Carved figurehead and stern decoration, the hull pierced for 44 bone and brass cannon. Decks of laid bone planks, with details including galley chimneys, anchors and buoys, belfry, capstans, hatches and companionway. With three ship's boats slung between main and foremast and another on davits aft. Bone spars and detailed running and standing rigging. Set on bone crutches on a bone and baleen decorated baseboard, with turned wooden feet. The model 32ins.(81cm)long. In a glazed display case.46x16x39ins.(125x41x99cm)
There was a French 38 gun Frigate in the French Navy called the Diane. Built at Toulon in 1796, she fought at the Battle of the Nile, escaped and was captured at Malta in August 1800. Re-commissioned in the Royal Navy as HMSNiobe, she was sold out of the service in 1816.
Bonhams: Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000; 15 Apr 2014; London 1 A small 19th century bone model of a 14 gun sloop
Hull of pinned bone planks over a wooden core, with baleen wales, gunwale and detailing. Carved beakhead and stern decoration. Laid bone plank deck, with hatches and companionway, turned bone cannon on carriages. Bone spars, with detailed rigging. Set on crutches inside a carved bone railing, with a pair of anchors, on an oval base. In a glazed display case. 20x14x15ins.(51x36x38cm)
Bonhams: £5,625; 15 Apr 2015; London 1 A Napoleonic period bone model of a 60 gun ship.
Hull of pinned bone planks on a wooden armature, with Baleen wales and fitted with sixty turned brass cannon with port lids. Carved decorative rails, figurehead and trail board, stern and quarter galleries. Laid bone plank decks with detailed deck house, ladders and hatches. Fitted with bone spars and detailed running and standing rigging. The models: 25ins.(63.5cm) long. Mounted on wooden keel blocks in a glazed display case. 30.5x12x23ins.(77x30x58.5cm)
Bonhams: £22,500; 7 Oct 2015; London 1 A NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR MODEL OF THE 80-GUN SHIP-OF-THE-LINE 'SANS PAREIL', FRENCH, EARLY 19TH CENTURY,
22 x 28 x 7in (56 x 71 x 18cm). Outer case: 34 x 14 25 1/2in (86 x 35 65cm); A Napoleonic prisoner-of-war model of the 80-gun ship-of-the-line 'Sans Pareil', French, early 19th Century,
the three masted vessel with standing and running rigging, pinned and planked hull, horn strakes, stern with gun retraction toggle, gallery and stern board carved with stylised figures and animals, the deck with sky light belaying rails water but stove pipes and capston bough with beakhead and carved wood lion figurehead on shaped bone and pine stand with presentation silver plaque engraved presented by Major C.W.D.W. Alexander and Mrs C.S. Watson in memory of Major C.J. Alexander 22 x 28 x 7in (56 x 71 x 18cm). Outer case: 34 x 14 25 1/2in (86 x 35 65cm)

Bonhams: Estimate: US$ 7.000 - 10.000; 28 Jan 2016; New York 1 A FINE SMALL NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR MODEL OF A SECOND-RATE 80-GUN SHIP OF THE LINE FRENCH/ENGLISH, CIRCA 1805
14 x 7-1/2 x 12-1/4 in. (35.5 x 19 x 31.1 cm.), cased dimension.
Bonhams: £17,500 (€20,645) ; 12 Apr 2017; London 1 A Prisoner of War bone model of a 80-gun ship-of-the-line, French, Early 19th century,
the three masted vessel with standing and running rigging, horseshoe shaped stern with galleries and long boat on davits, quarter galleries, baleen strakes and deck details including skylight, belaying rails, gratings, ship's bell, stove pipe and capstan, on later stand 20 x 28 in (51 x 57cm)
Bonhams: £14,375 (€16,046) ; 18 Oct 2017; London  A Prisoner-of-War bone model of a 60-gun ship-of-the-line, French/English, early 19th century,
the three masted vessel with standing rigging, decorated stern board, balustrading and toggle and string for gun retraction, deck with skylights, belaying rails and pins, two long boats, ship's bell under canopy, capstan, stained horn strakes, cat-heads and carved bone warrior figurehead, in modern display case, the model, 42 x 48cm (16 1/2 x 19in) 
Christie's Maritime 1 November 2001 Lot 194 1 A fine early 19th Century French prisoner of war bone and horn model of a 56 gun ship 47 X 63,5 cm
Bonhams Science and Marine21 March 2007 Lot 229 1 A bone prisoner of war model of First Rate warship 30,5 X 12 X 25,5 cm.
Bonhams Science and Marine 21 March 2007 Lot 230 1 A fine bone prisoner of war model of a three deck ship 19 X 14 X 21,5 cm
Christie's Maritime Models 16 May 2007 Lot 239 1 A finely restored early 19th century napoleonic french prisoner of war model of a second rate 90 gun ship of the line 84 X 99 cm.
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £18,000 ; 17 July 2008 ; London ; Lot 117 1 A finely detailed and well presented early 19th century napoleonic french prisoner of war bone and baleen model of a 80 gun ship second rate of the line 23 X28 cm.
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £21,600 ; 29 April 2009 ; London ; Lot 283 1 A finely detailed Napoleonic prisoner of war bone and baleen model of an 80 gun third rate ship of the line, contained within a mirror lined straw work display case of large size 25,5 X 30,5 cm.
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £12,000 ; 21 October 2009 ; London ; Lot 286 1 An early 19th century Napoleonic French prisoner of war model of the H.M.S. CIBELLE28 X 36 cm
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £18,000 ; 21 October 2009 ; London ; Lot 287 1 A finely carved early 19th century Napoleonic French prisoner of war bone model of the 104 gun 1st rate ship-of-the-line 30 X 31,7 cm
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £9600 ; 28 April 2010 ; London ; Lot 241 1 A FINE MINIATURE NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-0F-WAR BONE AND BALEEN MODEL OF AN 80-GUN THIRD RATE SHIPOF-THE-LINE 24 x 27 x 12.5cm
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £3360 ; 28 April 2010 ; London ; Lot 242 1 A MINIATURE EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE AND BALEEN SHIP MODEL 12.5 x 18cm
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £14,400 ; 27 October 2010 ; London ; Lot 312 1 A finely restored early 19th century Napoleonic French prisoner-of-war bone and baleen model of the 90 gun 2nd rate ship-of-the-line 40,5 X 53,4 cm.
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £13,200 ; 27 October 2010 ; London ; Lot 314 1 A finely restored early 19th century Napoleonic French prisoner-of-war bone and baleen model of the 100 gun 1st rate ship-of-the-line28 X 30,5 cm.
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £12,000 ; 20 April 2011 ; London ; Lot 276 1 A FINE NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE AND BALEEN MODEL OF THE 100-GUN FIRST RATE OCEAN 30.5 x 33 x 15cm
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £7,200 ; 20 April 2011 ; London ; Lot 277 1 An early 19th century Napoleonic French prisoner of war bone and baleen model of a 100 gun ship 46 X 46 cm
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £14,400 ; 20 April 2011 ; London ; Lot 282 1 An early 19th century Napoleonic French prisoner of war bone and baleen model of a 74 gun ship 58,5 X 58,5 X 21,5 cm
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £24,000 ; 20 April 2011 ; London ; Lot 283 1 An early 19th century Napoleonic French prisoner of war bone and baleen model of the 74 gun frigate H.M.S. MARS 54,5 X 75 X 28 cm
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £3,000 ; 26 October 2011 ; London ; Lot 250 1 AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE AND BALEEN MODEL OF AN 80-GUN 2ND-RATE SHIP-OF-THE-LINE 25.5 x 30.5cm
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £27,600 ; 26 October 2011 ; London ; Lot 257 1 A FINELY-CARVED AND DETAILED, LARGE BONE AND BALEEN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR MODEL OF A 100-GUN FIRST RATE SHIP OF THE LINE 48 x 61cm *)
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £4,560 ; 25 April 2012 ; London ; Lot 260 1 A FINELY-RESTORED, WELL-PRESENTED AND DETAILED FRENCH NAPOLEONIC PRISONEROF-WAR BONE AND BALEEN SHIP MODEL OF A 100-GUN FIRST RATE SHIP OF THE LINE 21.5 x 21 x 8cm
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £4,200 ; 25 April 2012 ; London ; Lot 270 1 AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE SHIP MODEL OF THE THIRD-RATE SHIP OF THE LINE WARRIOR 30.5 x 38cm
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £1,920 ; 31 October 2012 ; London ; Lot 263 1 AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE AND BALEEN MODEL OF A FIRST RATE SHIP OF THE LINE 
with planked and pinned hull, polychrome figurehead and guns run out of ports, mounted on original wood and bone base (unrigged, missing parts, dust), together with a quantity of associated bone components, base diameter -- 8in. (20.3cm.)
with carved 3-inch long hull, ebony wales, guns with open gun ports, warrior-form figurehead, carved stern and quarter galleries, simple deck fittings, fully rigged masts, yards and stun's'l booms with bone blocks, mounted on a bone base secured to ebonised case with glazed cover -- 5¼in. (13.3cm.) square
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £12,000 ; 31 October 2012 ; London ; Lot 266 1 A FINELY-CARVED AND DETAILED EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE SHIP MODEL FOR A 74-GUN THIRD RATE SHIP OF THE LINE
the 13in. planked and pinned hull with fretwork and gold leaf main wale, retractable guns with stern cords and red-painted port lids, warrior-form figurehead, balustrade stern with quarter galleries, deck details including capstan, casks, fretted hammock racks, well deck, bitts, deck lights, bound masts with yards, stun's'l booms, standing rigging with deadeyes and chain plates, running rigging with blocks and two long boats, mounted on planked bone base secured within glazed wooden case with provenance plaque. Overall measurements -- 22 x 27½ x 11½in. (56 x 70 x 29cm.)
Provenance: Princess Eugene's Collection
Charles Miller Maritime Models: no sale ; 31 October 2012 ; London ; Lot 267 1 A WELL-PRESENTED BONE AND BALEEN NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR SHIP MODEL
with 12in. planked and pinned hull, sprung guns operated via stern cords, brass anchors with bone stocks, carved figurehead, stern and quarter galleries, the deck with baleen to centre, polished guns in trucks, deck rings, casks, belfry, capstan, wooden long boats, bound masts with yards, stun's'l booms, standing and running rigging with bone blocks and deadeyes, mounted on contemporary parquetry bone and wood base with balustrade. Overall measurements -- 17 x 21in. (43 x 53.3cm.) 
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £6,000 ; 1 May 2013 ; London ; Lot 291 1 A FINELY RESTORED EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE AND BALEEN MODEL FOR A 74-GUN SHIP
the 6½in. planked and pinned hull with baleen main and secondary wale, brass guns with red painted port lids, finely-carved stern and quarter galleries, warrior form figurehead with pierced head rails, chain plates and deadeyes, metal anchors with bound bone stocks, the deck with details including deck rings, belaying rails, capstan, belfry, water casks, balustrade well decking, gratings, cannon in stepped bone carriages, poop deck with raised deck light etc., bound masts with standing and running rigging, with bone blocks supporting two ship's boats between fore and main masts, yards with s'tuns'l booms and foot ropes, mounted on bone stands to bone-trim display board within brass-bound glazed case. Overall measurements including case -- 13½ x 14½ x 6½in. (34.3 x 37 x 16.5cm.)
the planked and pinned hull with brass cannon, ornately carved figurehead, stern and quarter lights, brass Georgian-pattern anchors with bound bone stocks, chain plates and deadeyes, planed deck with capstan, water barrels, cleats, stove pipes, belfry, stacked boats in well deck, companionways, deck lights, bound masts with yards, s'tuns'l booms and streamer, mounted on a planked bone and baleen base with balustrade. Measurements overall -- 23½ x 27in. (59.5 x 68.5cm.)
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £3,800 ; 1 May 2013 ; London ; Lot 293 1 AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE MODEL OF THE 74-GUN FRIGATE LE BRAVE
with 7in. planked and pinned hull, protruding brass guns with red port lids, painted main wale, polychrome and gilt warrior figurehead, named stern and quarter lights, scored deck with fittings including belaying rails, grating, well deck, companionways, bound masts with yards, s'tuns'l booms with standing and running rigging and painted paper flags at tops of fore and main masts, secured to ebonised paper-lined display base with bone trim and inscribed in ink on the underside Catherine Parker / The Gift of Captain Atkins, set within later display base with glazed dome. Overall measurements -- 10½ x 14in. (26.5 x 35.5cm.)
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £18,000 ; 1 May 2013 ; London ; Lot 294 1 A FINE EARLY 19TH-CENTURY FRENCH NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE AND BALEEN MODEL OF THE 4TH-RATE 50-GUN SHIP JUPITER
the 15in. planked and pinned hull with baleen main and secondary wales, bulwark capping and central deck strake, retractable brass guns with red-painted muzzles, finely carved bone figurehead in the form of a crowned Jupiter, carved and named stern, quarter lights, deck fittings including capstan, water casks, stove pipe, belfry with brass bell, well deck, belaying rails, gratings, companionways, deck lights, chicken coops etc., bound masts with yards, s'tuns'l booms, standing and running rigging with long boat suspended from main brace and other details, mounted on wooden brackets attached to display base. Overall model measurements -- 19½ x 28in. (49.5 x 71cm.); display base -- 34¼ x 12¼in. (87 x 31cm.)
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £ 7,000 ; 30 Apr 2014 ; London ; Lot 304 1 A WELL PRESENTED EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE AND BALEEN MODEL FOR A THREE-DECK SHIP OF THE LINE
with planked and pinned hull with retractable guns with gun port lids, finely carved warrior-form figurehead and stern and quarter lights, chain plates with pierced deadeyes, brass anchors with bone stocks, deck with details including belaying rails, cleats, capstan, stovepipes, belfry with bell, decorative hammock nets, gratings, companionway, saloon light etc., with three bound masts with standing and running rigging, yards with s'tuns'l booms, blocks and tackle, mounted on inlaid marquetry base with wood-capped bone balustrade, on pierced bone plinth within early 19th-Century glazed wooden case with inset top handle -- measurements overall 14¼ x 15½ x 8½in. (36.2 x 39.5 x 21.5cm.)
Charles Miller Maritime Models: no sale ; 30 Apr 2014 ; London ; Lot 305 1 AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE AND BALEEN SHIP MODEL FOR A 100-GUN SHIP
the planked and pinned hull with baleen wales, brass guns with red port lids, polychrome figurehead and transom, brass anchors with bound bone stocks, scored deck with fittings including belaying rails, water barrels, well deck, belfry, guns in stepped bone carriages, companionways, deck light and other details; bound masts, yards with s'tuns'l booms, standing and running rigging with bone blocks, mounted within polychromed strawwork display case with six-panel mirrored back, hinged doors and brass top handle. Cased measurements -- 11¾ x 15 x 6in. (30 x 38 x 15cm.)
Charles Miller Maritime Models: no sale ; 30 Apr 2014 ; London ; Lot 310 1 A FINE EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE AND BALEEN MODEL FOR AN 80-GUN SHIP
the planked and pinned hull with baleen wales, brass guns with red port lids, catheads with brass and bone anchors, carved warrior figurehead, head rails, stern and quarter galleries, scored deck with fittings including belaying rails, capstan, stove pipe, belfry, well deck with gratings, companionways, deck lights, guns in stepped trucks and other details; bound masts, ebonised yards with bone s'tuns'l booms, standing and running rigging with bone blocks, mounted on a plush-topped bone-edged display base with legend, secured within a glazed case. Model measurements -- 12 x 14in. (30.5 x 35.5cm.); cased measurements -- 14½ x 18 x 7½in. (37 x 46 x 19cm.)
Charles Miller Maritime Models: no sale ; 30 Apr 2014 ; London ; Lot 312 1 AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE SHIP MODEL FOR AN 80-GUN SHIP
the hull carved from plugged shin bone and pierced for brass guns with port lids, carved figurehead and stern galleries, catheads with brass anchors, deck with details including capstan, water barrels, well deck with pierced balustrade, gratings, belfry, companionways, saloon lights, coops etc; the mast with yards, standing and running rigging, mounted on strawwork base inset to raised plush base within glazed mahogany case (wear and damages to masts and rigging, glass cracked). Model measurements -- 6 x 9in. (15 x 23cm.); case -- 10½ x 18 x 9in. (27 x 46 x 23cm.)
Charles Miller Maritime Models: £ 9,000 ; 29 October 2014 ; London ; Lot 249 1 AN ATTRACTIVE AND FINELY RESTORED EARLY 19TH-CENTURY FRENCH NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE SHIP
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Charles Miller Maritime Models: no sale; 29 October 2014 ; London ; Lot 250 AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE AND BALEEN SHIP MODEL FOR A 100-GUN SHIP
Charles Miller Maritime Models: no sale; 29 October 2014 ; London ; Lot 251 A FINE EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE AND BALEEN MODEL FOR AN 80-GUN SHIP
Duane Merrill & Company: $8,400 ; 28 May 2011 ; Milton, VT , USA 1
Duane Merrill & Company: $35,200 ; 27 June 2009 ; Milton, VT , USA 1 French prisoner of war 120-gun bone ship model of Le Majestaeux
ebay: £2,800 ; 14 June 2011 ; Item location: Tregony. Cornwall, UK 1 Bone Model Ship Napoleonic French Prisoner of War 
Rafael Osona Auctions 13
Sotheby's, New York offered on May 18th, 2004  1 George III prisoner of war bone ship model, circa 1810, rigged forty-eight gun man of war, said to be 'The Sovereign of the Seas,' overall 50.8 cm by 58.4 cm, 57.2 cm by 67.9 cm
 
WEST SEA COMPANY, San Diego CA , USA 1 Genuine turn of the 19th century (circa 1800) ship model constructed by French prisoners, 96 gun ship of the line, the model itself measures 10 inches long overall and 9 1/2 inches high. It is housed in an antique Georgian domed glass case on a crotch mahogany base 13 1/2 inches long and 14 inches high.   
 
CRN Auctions, Cambridge, MA, USA 1 NAPOLEONIC 80-GUN PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE SHIP MODEL
HAP MOORE ANTIQUES: $12,320 ; 21 March 2009 ; York, Maine, USA 1 Napoleonic Prisoner of War bone ship model of the H.M.S. Glory.
Kenneth W. van Blarcom Auctions: $9,625.00 ; 7 September 1997 ; South Nattic, MA, USA 1 Prisoner of war bone ship model depicting a fully rigged man of war type ship having British flag, in elaborate ivory footed and mounted fine quill work glazed cabinet with urn finials, French, circa 1800-1825. Overall size: Height: 12 Length: 13 1/2 Depth
Hartleys Auctions: £2,700 ; 9 September 2009 ; Ilkley, UK 1 A BONE SCALE MODEL OF A SAIL SHIP, 19th century, possibly French Prisoner of War, the three masted forty six gun ship with carved figurehead, planked and pinned hull and baleen gun whales, 16"" wide, in glazed ebonised case
LAPADA THE ASSOCIATION OF ART & ANTIQUES DEALERS:  £22,000 ; on sale ; London  1 A fine early 19th Century Napoleonic French prisoner of war bone and baleen model of H.M.S. Ocean 31.75 cm wide  29.21 cm high  14.60 cm deep
The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario Miniature 1 Miniature Prisoner of War Ship Model, Great Britain, probably made by French sailors, between 1795 and 1815, 
bone, wood, boxwood, ivory, paper, 23.6 x 8.4 x 27.9 cm, The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
Fartygsmagasinet i Stockholm AB, Stockholm, Sweden  1 A very fine and detailed early 19th century prisoner-of-war bone model of a 98-gun ship-of-the-line. Mounted in wooden carrying case applied with 
coloured straw, also made by prisoners-of-war. Furnished with mirrored back panel to inspect the far side of the model. Minor defects. 
Size (case): 27*21*10cm
Camberwell Books & Collectibles, Hawthorn East VIC, Australia  1 French Prisoner-of-War Bone Model of a Fishing Botter
Eldred's Auction Gallery: $16,000.00; 22 July 2010 ; East Dennis,  MA 02641; Lot 326 1 SHADOW BOX PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE MODEL OF AN 18TH CENTURY WARSHIP 19th Century
Eldred's Auction Gallery: $29,000.00; 18-19 July 2013 ; East Dennis,  MA 02641; Lot 235 1 CASED NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE SHIP MODEL Early 19th Century
 
Eldred's Auction Gallery: $25,000.00; 18-19 July 2013 ; East Dennis,  MA 02641; Lot 245 1 EXCEPTIONAL NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR MODEL OF A WARSHIP Early 19th Century
Thomaston Place AUCTION Galleries, Thomaston, Maine, USA; 11 February 2017; $14,000 ;
1 Napoleonic Era Warship Model made by French POW in ivory and baleen, depicting a 54 gun Ship of the Line, circa 1800. With planked and pinned hull, carved stern and quarter galleries, figurehead, two long boats, both anchors, figure on deck, three fully rigged masts and bowsprit, mounted on an inlaid marquetry wood base. In a mahogany and glass case. The ship itself is 15" x 18" x 3- 1/2", the case is 20" x 22" x 8- 1/4". Fine condition. NOTE: Features spring-loaded retracting cannon, actuated by chains coming from stern.
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*) with planked hull, baleen wales, retractable guns in gun ports with red-painted lids, finely carved stern and quarter galleries and polychrome figurehead, suite of fitted ship’s boats, bound masts with standing and running rigging, mounted on original planked bone base with red-painted wood-capped balustrade (overall wear, loose parts and dust). Overall measurements -- 19 x 24in. (48 x 61cm.)
Recently found in the attic of a country house in Southern Ireland, family hearsay places the model to a mid-19th Century naval officer ancestor and it’s thought to have been in the attic for over 100 years. Whilst the model superficially looks in poor condition, it retains nearly all its original fittings and parts, and whilst much of the running rigging will need to be replaced, the standing rigging is in good condition.