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Scratch-built Ship Model of the Young America

Auction:
2890M
Lot:
315
Sold for:
$677$550

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2890M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 29, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Scratch-built Ship Model of the Young America, originally designed and built by W. Webb, New York, c. 1853, the three-masted clipper with a mahogany hull, and detailed rigging, housed in a custom built brass-bound glass display case, resting on a mahogany stand, brass plaque reading Young America Extreme California & China Clipper Ship Designed and Built by W. Webb at New York 1853 1/16" Scale by H. Connell c. 1960 From the Collection of Frank V. Monkiewicz, ht. 49, wd. 24, dp. 9 in.

Note: Case and stand constructed by Michael Wall of Marine Model Gallery.
Estimate $300-500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Michael Wall, Frank V. Monkiewicz, China, Clippers, Full-rigged ships, Young America