19th Century model of an Oriental Steam Yacht.
TRIGG MARITIME ARCHITECTS (c.1880)
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Measures including box 152cm by 87cm by 43cm. The model features three masts fully rigged and flying burgees and a red ensign. The decks are fitted with cannon, anchors, a bilge pump, a capstan, companionways, fire buckets, water barrels, the helm and a compass. Enclosed viewing platform on the upper deck.
Trigg Maritime Architects were reknowned for their models of the most celebrated private seacraft of the era, most famously the Royal yachts such as the Victoria and Albert.
This particular model is notable both for it's significantly larger size and also its unique design, it is reasonable to surmise that this was produced to promote the building of such a craft, but we can find no record of the yatch having been commisssioned.
Remarkably detailed, the deck is adorned with an gilded Indian or possibly Ottoman pavillion, the rest of the superstructure being decorated in a similar highly ornate style and features a working compass afixed to the viewing platform.
Stock Code: 211605