Sailing Ship Model, Three Masts, B.F. Butler, Lowell, Mass
Amazing realism and detail was lavished on this model by an experienced builder - SOLD
Carved and painted hull, the vessel is identified on bow and stern as B.F. Butler - Lowell, Mass; fully rigged; marquetry, life boats and so much more.
She is cradled within a platform having inset panels within molded frames, each with painted landscape or waterscape; superb original paint.
The model remains in an excellent state of preservation with limited and minor rigging separations; other very minor imperfections.
Butler was a controversial figure, a prominent attorney at Lowell, Massachusetts; Brigadier General of the Massachusetts Militia, member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
General Benjamin F. Butler bought the America from the Federal government in 1873 - is there an association? Is this his yacht? (Dimensions: 35.5" H, 46" L.)
505-73 - SOLD
Diorama, Sailing Ship, Great Painted Surface, Nautical Folk Art
G.H. Jenkins, Maker
Painted 1858 by J. Wiggin
Repainted 1878 by J. Wiggin
A Carved wooden polychrome painted ship under full sail featuring painted background; retaining original molded frame. The back identified maker and painter! Overall excellent condition; dry surface. (29.5 by 16.5 by 3")
Half Hull, Brigantine, Newsboy
Anonymous - SOLD
Built and captained by Elisha Brown of Owls Head, Maine.
She was engaged in carrying lumber and manufactured goods from New England to the Mediterranean; then wine, fruits and oil to the West Indies returning to New England with Molasses, rum and sugar.
Missing small edge of molding at bow with all else fine.
Dimensions: 27.5" L, 9.5" H, 3.25" D.
161-50 - SOLD
Diorama, Civil War
Blockade of Charleston Harbor
A visual narrative displaying various classes of warships and vessels; the talented creator of this work used wood, metal, threads, cotton and paint to recreate this event. The work is mounted within a case that is painted red, its front enclosed in glass. It appears that the carved water has been refreshed with a later coat of paint. (Height: 12.5 inches; width: 32 inches; depth: 12.5 inches)
Diorama Of Clipper Ship Daisy
Late 19th Century
As depicted, an unusual and successful work depicting the Clipper Ship Daisy, her bow displaying a painted American flag...her three masts and bowsprit under the weight of full sail; arched carved sails seemingly capturing the ocean's breeze against the blue sky: the rigging includes glass "pony" beads simulating pulley's. The wonderful painted surface appears to be original and has a great patina; half-hull affixed to backboard centered by whale shaped ends joined by bottom rail of water created with a composite material. (Height: 19.75 inches; width: 27 inches; depth: 4 inches.)
Large Schooner Ship Model
Late 19th or Early 20th Century
As depicted, in excellent condition with original paint and sails. Minor sail imperfection limited to small section of aft mast needing a bit of thread to attach sail to arm.
(Height: 41.25 inches; length: 36.5 inches; width: 6.75 inches)
Pilot House Eagle
Carved spread wing
Circa 1830 to 1870
According to tradition this full-bodied pine eagle with upswept wings and incised feathers was originally mounted on the speedy little steamboat "Osceola" which worked the Hudson River during the mid 19th century. She was built for Captain Albert De Groot to run to Fishkill (now Beacon) and later trips were extended to Poughkeepsie. The carving remains in good condition having an iron reinforcement bar across the back, shrinkage cracks and minor losses; old white paint over original paint. (Height: 20-inches; width: 31-inches; length: 36-inches.)
Single Mast Sailing Vessel
As depicted, in old paint with dry patina; accurately rigged and displayed in cradle. In generally excellent condition; bowsprit has been pinned at the prow and the rudder may be replaced with all else fine. (Height: 19.5 inches; length: 19 inches; width: 3 inches.)
Sovereign Of The Seas
East Boston, Massachusetts
Late nineteenth to early 20th century model of Donald McKay's clipper ship Sovereign of the Seas. The original clipper ship was built in 1852 on speculation by Donald McKay, East Boston, MA. Launched from the shipyard of McKay June 19, 1852 the clipper ship was sold to Andrew F. Meinke of the ship broker firm Funch & Meinke, New York. This incredibly detailed replica is 51.5 inches long by 14 inches deep by 33.5 inches tall. It is original with the exception of restored rigging.
Third-Quarter 19th Century - SOLD
The vessel was charted by the US Navy in 1863; she was engaged as towboat and dispatch boat by the Navy providing services to blockade squadrons.
While clearing the main channel of Mobile Bay, she was struck by a Confederate torpedo and sunk.
As depicted...under full sail displaying all appointments and activity while surrounded by tugs, pilot and other boats; also featuring lighthouse, perhaps Sand Island or Mum's lighthouse. This work, cased in pine with molded frame remains in excellent condition. (Height: 24 inches; width: 39 inches; depth: 9 inches.)
476-2 - SOLD