SAILOR MADE EARLY
NEW ENGLAND COASTING SCHOONER MODEL
DIORAMA Ca 1870
Presented is a very rustic example of a
seafarer's carefully made shadowbox or diorama of a two masted, gaff rigged, black hulled, schooner flying the American
flag. Painted in the backboard, as if flying from the foremast truck is the owner's pennant and from the main truck
a banner with the ship's name, POMP. She is of the type that carried trade up and down the East Coast from New England.
model is housed in a framed wood case without glass, and set in a plaster of Paris sea which has been painted
to show the affect of the wind and the ship's hull as it sails through the waves. The painted background shows a pinnacle
of land with a lighthouse in the background stretching from left to right with fair weather clouds on a blue sky.
The sails are carefully carved out of wood and are a full compliment of light weather canvas
consisting of a flying jib, jib, and fore stays'l at the bow. The foremast carries a fores'l and fore tops'l with a fisherman
stays'l between the two masts. The main mast carries a similar tops'l over a large main from which her American colors fly
from the leech.
Block waterline models of this type, were made as a spare time occupation of sailors at sea. They varied
in their exactness to the ship's design since plans were not available and in the quality of the workmanship. However,
the sailors were exacting in the placement of the vessel's sails and rigging. This one seems to portray the vessel as
she likely appeared, but was done in such a manner as to have a rustic appearance which is very appealing as a work of Folk
Raise poop deck and main cabin
Midships section with chain plates
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Head sails & dolphin striker
Case 31" L x 18 /2" H x 6" D
Model Length Overall 25" L x 15" H x 2
3/4“ D Length on Deck 13 1/2“
Weight 13 pounds
This is an older model and shows some age which most people would overlook. The forward railing where it joins the bowsprit
has lifted, and the wood hull has dried out in a temperature controlled environment and has gotten slightly smaller leaving
some space between it and the sea. The plaster of Paris sea has a crack under the counter at the stern which
have been repaired and repainted. These are only reported for the sake of thoroughness. Unless, you are picky, they
are not objectionable.
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is a classic example of American Folk Art and will be a special point of interest in any setting. It would make wonderful
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