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A model of a 19th century merchant ship with the name 'Bolivar', dated to 1900-1970.

Organisation
Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
Type
Disposal
Date posted
04.01.2022
Object Description

A model of a 19th century merchant ship with the name 'Bolivar', dated to 1900-1970. It has been made using some 'off the shelf' parts and is actually possibly made from a kit. The hull is painted a dark green colour with two black anchors hanging either side of the front of ship. There is a metal chain hanging at the stern attached to the rudder. The ship has two small lifeboats, each with green cover and four guns (two on each side at either end of the hull). Because of the name of the vessel it has been confused with Lord Byron's ship 'Bolivar', however that vessel was a schooner. Commissioned for the Casa Magni Museum by Miss Margaret Brown. 880mm x 370mm x 1050mm.

Contact

Duncan Walker
duncan.walker@bcpcouncil.gov.uk
01202 123926
Russell Cotes Road
BOURNEMOUTH
BH1 3AA
United Kingdom

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