German sterling silver three-mast ship. Imported to Chester, England by Berthold Muller in 1903. A very large model of an old three-mast warship in battle. Sailors wield weapons, climb rigging, and fall in agony. The gun ports are open. The captain is at the helm.
A wonderful model from the mermaid figurehead to the dolphin rudder. Sails are “stitched” and the hand-hammering suggests billowing wind. Ships and decks are made of “planks.” Interior of captain’s cabin has shadows cast by mullioned windows.
Four rotating wheels for easy passage on the table. On stained wood base.
Fully hallmarked. Condition: one gun port is empty – possibly the canon was lost in battle. Otherwise excellent.
Dimensions: Ship: H 32 x W 29 ½ x D 7 ¾ in. Weight: 176 troy ounces. Base: H 3 ¼ x W 36 x D 13 in. BI633