Sold Models & Half Hulls
Half Hull Trade Sign, Dreadnought, Newburyport, Original Paint
Vintage, Likely First Half 20th Century
Large model, multiple lifts, mounted on walnut, figurehead and aft rail galley - SOLD
Displayed at lower left of the molded plank is a painted shield surmounted with anchor and centered by fancy scrolling; it reads: BUILT BY CURRIER AND TOWNSEND - LAUNCED OCTOBER 6, 1853 - CAPTAIN SAMUEL SAMUELS. [Samuels (1823-1908) was a famous packet-ship master. The full-rigged Dreadnought was built for Samuels, she was known for speed, her consistency of performance.]
1001-57 - SOLD
Single Mast Sailing Vessel
"Elise" - SOLD
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.)
637-19 - SOLD
Diorama, Sailing Ship, Great Carved and Painted Surface, Nautical Folk Art
G.H. Jenkins, Maker
Painted 1858 by J. Wiggin
Repainted 1878 by J. Wiggin
New England - SOLD
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")
900-41 - SOLD
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
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
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
Large Schooner Ship Model
Late 19th or Early 20th Century - SOLD
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)
637-24 - SOLD
Antique Cased Model of Three-Mast Schooner, Clara A. Phinney
Built 1890, Sailed Out of New Bedford, Massachusetts
The model is set within plaster waves, mirror plate reflects starboard side - SOLD
(Case: 13.75" x 10.25" x 23.25")