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By: Donald McNarry, FRSA

This tranquil waterline portrait depicts this small gallant ship-rigged American privateer of 1781, having been built for a Salem, Massachusetts owner. Her design and 16-gun armament made her a successful ‘letter of marquee’ vessel. It is shown under near full sail on a port tack in a moderate sea. The model is constructed of solid wood, which has then been planked-over, and includes laid decking, with all appropriate armament, deck furniture, gear, and fittings. The model is authentically painted per late 18th century naval practice with an ocher topside and tallow-cream bottom. Rigging is of painted twisted copper wire, sails are of treated and painted tissue, with a wooden sculpted sea being hand-carved and painted with artists oils. The case is constructed of English oak burl veneer with matching trim on the cover, and brass engraved plaques.

Model type: Waterline
Scale: 1/16" = 1'
Size: 14 1/4” x 7" x 8 1/2”
Class: A/Special

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