November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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A handsome half model of the 102-gun, ship-of-the line USS Ohio, the original of which was laid down in 1817 to a design of Henry Eckford and launched in 1820. She spent most of her early years in ordinary until refitted in 1838, serving for the next two years as Commodore Isaac Hull’s flagship of the Mediterranean Squadron, then involved in suppressing slave trade off the coast of Africa. She went into ordinary again in 1840 at Boston, serving as a receiving ship. Recommissioned in 1846, she participated in the Mexican War and later keeping order off California during the Gold Rush, returning to Boston in 1850 and again serving as a receiving ship until 1875, then into ordinary until sold off in 1883. The model itself was constructed by R. L. Walbridge in 1975 and consists of 12 lifts of wood, possibly mahogany, each 3/4" thick, with built-up, black painted gunwales. The half hull measures 10" x 46-3/4" x 5-1/4" and is mounted to a red-painted wood panel of 12-1/2" x 50-1/2" x 3/4". It comes with a mounted giclee print from an 1840s Currier & Ives lithograph of the US warship. CONDITION: Three cracks noted in the gunwales in need of repair. JLK

This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made.
Modern Oil Painting, extra information
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $320.00
Estimate: $400 - $800
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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