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Monumental model of clipper ship 'Thermopylae', 146"h
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Monumental 20th century model of the three-masted clipper ship 'Thermopylae' of the Aberdeen Line, launched in 1868, executed in finely carved and painted wood, the royal and top sails of stitched cotton blend, with Thermopylae painted on the bow, the whole rising on an associated base and housed in a glass case surmounting a carved mahogany stand, the case 76"h x 119.5"w x 35.5"d, overall dimensions including stand 145.5"h x 121"l x 38"d. Thermopylae was designed by Bernard Waymouth (1824-1890) and built by Walter Hood & Co. for the Aberdeen Line shipping company. She was built for speed and to be primarily a 'tea clipper,' bound for the Far East. She created her first record on her maiden voyage, sailing from Gravesend, England to Melbourne, Austrailia in sixty days, land to land. She finished her career as a training ship for the Portuguese Navy where she was renamed 'Pedro Nunes.' She was sunk in October of 1907 with full military honors.
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Monumental model of clipper ship 'Thermopylae', 146"h

Estimate $17,000 - $20,000
Apr 01, 2017
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0631: Monumental model of clipper ship 'Thermopylae', 146"h

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Est. $17,000 - $20,000Starting Price $12,000
Day 2 - Estate of the late Dr. Morris Sumner
Apr 01, 2017 11:00 AM EDT
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Monumental 20th century model of the three-masted clipper ship 'Thermopylae' of the Aberdeen Line, launched in 1868, executed in finely carved and painted wood, the royal and top sails of stitched cotton blend, with Thermopylae painted on the bow, the whole rising on an associated base and housed in a glass case surmounting a carved mahogany stand, the case 76"h x 119.5"w x 35.5"d, overall dimensions including stand 145.5"h x 121"l x 38"d. Thermopylae was designed by Bernard Waymouth (1824-1890) and built by Walter Hood & Co. for the Aberdeen Line shipping company. She was built for speed and to be primarily a 'tea clipper,' bound for the Far East. She created her first record on her maiden voyage, sailing from Gravesend, England to Melbourne, Austrailia in sixty days, land to land. She finished her career as a training ship for the Portuguese Navy where she was renamed 'Pedro Nunes.' She was sunk in October of 1907 with full military honors.

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