A French Prisoner of War ship model, circa 1811. Constructed of bone, whale baleen, and whalebone. Model is of a British 58 gun, 3 rd rate ship. It has an unusual retracting mechanism that extends and retracts all guns mounted in the hull. All rigging is complete and has a number of old flags in position. Mounted on a wood base which has bone posts,railings and ivory horse heads fore and aft, also a brass shield inscribed "French Prisoner of War Bone Model Ship 1811"
Ship appears to be completely original , and is in very good condition. Mounted in old dome glass case size: 16 inches high x 8 16 1/2 inches Wide x 8 inches deep. The model measures: 11 1/2 inches long x 9 1/2 inches high.
Provenance is from the William J. Boylhart Marine Collection.
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