Maritime Diorama.

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Late 19th.c. maritime diorama c.1870. Depicting a three mast naval barque under a wonderful full spread (excepting of the half-reefed bottom sail on the main mast) of wooden sails, with its ports open and the canons run out ready to deliver a broadside. On a nicely modelled and painted sea against a painted sky. Behind glass in a simple wooden case with moulded frame. Original glass, the rear of the case is made from a Victorian era Coleman’s mustard crate. Presented as found, the inside of the case is quiet dusty – this could be opened and cleaned if preferred.
Dimensions: 23½”, depth 3″, height 13″.