Early American Schooner Diorama High Quality Antique Ca 1870
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Early American Schooner Diorama High Quality Antique Ca 1870:
SAILOR MADEEARLYNEW ENGLAND COASTING SCHOONERMODEL DIORAMA Ca 1870
Presented is a very rustic example of a seafarer's carefullymade shadowbox or diorama of a two masted, gaff rigged, black hulled,schooner flying the American Flag. Painted in the backboard, as if flying from the foremast truck is the owner's pennant and from the main truck a banner with the ship's name, POMP. She isof the type that carried trade up and down theEast Coast from New England.
The model ishoused in aframed wood case without glass, and set in a plaster of Paris sea which has been painted to show the affect of the wind and the ship's hull as it sails through the waves. The painted background shows a pinnacle of land with a lighthouse in the background stretching from left to rightwith fair weather clouds on a blue sky.
The sails are carefully carved out of wood and are a full compliment of light weather canvas consisting of a flying jib, jib, and fore stays'l at the bow. The foremast carries a fores'l and fore tops'l with a fisherman stays'l between the two masts. The main mast carries a similar tops'l over a large main from which her American colors fly from the leech.Block waterline models of this type, were made as a spare time occupation of sailors at sea. They varied in their exactness to the ship's design since plans were not available andinthe quality of the workmanship. However, the sailors were exacting in the placement of the vessel's sails and rigging.This one seems to portray the vessel as she likely appeared, but was done in such a manner as to have a rustic appearance which is very appealing as a work of Folk Art.Raise poop deck and main cabinMidships section with chain plates Head sails & dolphin All sails flyingSCROLL DOWN TO GALLERY FOR MORE L x 18 /2" H x 6" DModel Length Overall25" L x 15" H x 2 3/4“ D Length on Deck 13 1/2“Weight13 poundsCONDITION: This is an older model and shows some age which most people would overlook. Theforward railing where it joins the bowsprit has lifted, and thewood hull has dried out in a temperature controlled Environment and has gotten slightly smaller leaving some space between it and the sea.The plaster of Paris sea hasa crack under the counter at the sternwhich have been repaired and repainted.These are only reported for the sake of thoroughness.Unless, you are picky, they are not objectionable.
SHIPPING, INSURANCE & PACKING: This model should be packed professionally for shipping and hand carried by courier. We will help you arrange shipping. Please inquire for options.International buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, Republic of China, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Estonia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, New Hebrides (Vanuatu), New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, St. Maarten, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USVI, Vanuatu (New Hebrides) and the Eastern Caribbean.
This is a classicexample of American Folk Art and will be a special point of interest in any setting.It would makewonderful gift
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