Examples of Nautical
and Maritime Antiques for Research and Education
Original Half Hull Steamer
Model from Kiel, Germany around 1910 - the block model carved
out of limewood with an ebonized area for the screw (between rudder
and back of the hull), mounted on a later board of tropical hardwood
(looks like rosewood) with supported holes for wall hanging on
the back - dimensions of the model are 85 x 10 cm (33 1/2 x 4
in) and about 7 cm (2 3/4 in) deep - with the backboard 92 x 16
cm (36 x 6 1/4 in) - cleaned, four small areas of filled holes
at the underside (probably from previous stand mounting), four
round lighter areas on the top side, in good condition and with
a nice patina - Oporto Collection Portugal
Note: The hull was olished with
hardwax to enforce the rich yellow patina and the soft and lightly
brilliant surface and finally to protect the model from future
environmental influences. This is a typical "pre-construction
model" or so called "dockyard model" with was for
internal use of the ship designers and builders. Unfortunately
most of such models got lost or destroyed during the 20th Century,
because in earlier times (until ca. 1970) they were often not
- as today - considered as interesting and valuable Nautical Artifacts
from the Maritime Heritage.
Half Hull Shipmodel
(Germany, around 1910)
* Photo Copyright *
by the FineArtEmporium in Hamburg.
Following are shown some more photos of the model:
and some more photos:
This is a period model of a so called "Three-Island-Type"
(higher areas in the front, back and in the middle) of steamer from the beginning
of the 20th Century, most likely around 1910.