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Lot 0891
A WWII ERA HAND CARVED MODEL OF BRITISH BATTLESHIP HMS HOOD, C. 1940, BY A GERMAN PRISONER OF WAR, PROBABLY TORONTO, CANADA, two towers stand over a loaded gun deck with nails used as aircraft guns and bombers ready to fly, the deck above portholes made with the eyes of shoes, the ship is painted gray and mounted on a custom pine plinth base bearing hand written tags, "Prisoner of War camp o Canade 1940" and "H.M.S. Hood," encased in a glass case with a wooden base. Height: 12" Width: 35" Depth: 12" NOTE: Commonly during World War II prisoners of war were allowed to make objects to sell in exchange for commodities like cigarettes. Family provenance indicates this ship was carved from a pen knife and purchased by a foreign service officer on his trip to Toronto during a trip to a German prisoner of war camp.


In very good condition.

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Estimate $800 - $1,200Dec 2, 2018