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Auction: Auction 01.06.2006
was auctioned on: 1 June 2006
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A WELL DETAILED DISPLAY MODEL OF THE CUNARD LINER R.M.S. LUSITANIA

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Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000
Price realised:  US$19,200
Lot number 168, Views: 79

A WELL DETAILED DISPLAY MODEL OF THE CUNARD LINER R.M.S. LUSITANIA BUILT BY D. WHITTY, CIRCA 1997 THE HULL BUILT UP FROM THE SOLID AND PAINTED WITH A RED BOTTOM, WHITE WATERLINE AND BLACK AND WHITE TOPSIDES. THE HULL IS PIERCED FOR NUMEROUS PORTHOLES WHICH ARE BACKED. THE DECKS ARE PAPER WITH THE PLANKING LINES DRAWN IN INDIA INK. THE DECKS OF THE MODEL ARE WELL DETAILED WITH ANCHORS, ANCHOR CHAINS, BOLARDS, ANCHOR DAVIT, WINDLASSES, DECK HATCHES, COILS OF LINE LADDERS, MASTS RIGGED WITH STANDING AND RUNNING RIGGING, BRIDGE WITH BRIDGE WINGS, LIFE BOATS ON DAVITS, FOUR FUNNELS PAINTED IN CUNARD LIVERY, SKYLIGHTS, CANOPY FRAMES, DOCKING BRIDGE, FLAGSTAFF, GANGWAY, NAME BOARDS, RUDDER AND BRASS PROPELLERS. DISPLAYED ON A PAIR OF LARGE TURNED MAHOGANY PEDESTALS WITHIN A CHERRY FRAMED GLASS CASE ON A CHERRY STAND. 65 X 84¾ IN. (165.1 X 215.3 CM.) CASED MODEL ON STAND.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 01.06.2006
Date of the auction: 1 Jun 2006
Address: Christie's
1 June 2006, New York, Rockefeller Center