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Auction: Maritime Art
was auctioned on: 31 January 2007
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A pair of miniature Napoleonic Prisoner of War bone models ...

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Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000
Price realised:  US$15,600
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A pair of miniature Napoleonic Prisoner of War bone models
CIRCA 1800
A pair of miniature Napoleonic Prisoner of War bone models circa 1800 each model planked and pinned in bone; the first of a 86 gun second rate ship of the line, with painted wood bands at the waist and between the gunports and detailed with a carved and polychromed figurehead, cannons, capstan, belfry, railings, deck gratings, ladders and other details. Rigged with a bowsprit and three masts, cross spars, standing and running rigging ( some original ), and a pair of boats over the sides; the second of a 90-gun second rate ship of the line, with baleen bands at the waist and between the gunports and detailed with a carved and painted figurehead, cannons, deck eyes, capstan, barrels, belfry, railings, binnacle, stairway, deck house and other details. Rigged with bowsprit and three masts, cross spars, standing and running rigging ( replaced ). Each model is mounted on a marquetry base on a plush pale blue lined glass case. 8 x 11¾ in.(20.3 x 29.9 cm.) and 7¼ x 10¼ in. (18.4 x 26 cm.) on case base. (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Maritime Art
Date of the auction: 31 Jan 2007
Address: Christie's
31 January 2007, New York, Rockefeller Center