Carved and Painted Whalebone Model Ship, probably French Prisoner of War-made, c. 1790, model of a warship bearing the name "THE ROYAL GEORGE" on its stern, likely referring to the English ship of the line, the HMS Royal George, with carved polychrome male figurehead, carved and painted stern decoration, and painted details including cannons, firing ports, railings, and figures on deck, model lg. 22 1/4, wd. 7 1/2, ht. 18 in., case lg. 26 3/4, wd. 10 1/2, ht. 22 1/4 in.
no major replacements or repairs, some case glass replaced, some rigging to the mizzenmast needs retying.
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