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DescriptionA French Prisoner-of-War Ivory Model of a Ship
Unknown maker, France
Early Nineteenth Century
Ivory, wood, string
Hull: 15 in. long
Of a "ship-of-the-line" form, the pinned and planked hull with carved figurehead, three masts with standing and running rigging, in glazed case.
This ship can be seen in M's office in the James Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), Octopussy (1983) and A View to Kill (1985). It also appeared in the movie The Avengers (1998).
Ken Paul Collection, London, sold Sotheby's, London, March 13-15, 2002
The Hendershott Collection
Normal signs of wear as appropriate with age. Rigging replace.
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