A silvered and gilt model of the American paddle steamer Harlan, with Swiss musical movement

1866; American
Inscribed to plaque: Presented to Saml. Harlan Jr. by his friend Chas. Morgan. June 1866. Made by J. Dean Benton. Wilm. Del.; Further marked: Sterling
The silvered and gilt model of the paddle steamer "Harlan" with Swiss musical movement mounted on a glass covered rosewood single cylinder Swiss music box playing "The Star Spangled Banner" and "Le Marseillaise"
Overall: 17.5" H x 25.25" W x 7.5" D; Steamer: 10" H x 19.75" W x 5.5" D

  • Provenance: Trevor Philip & Sons Ltd., London, UK
  • Notes: The lot to be sold with the brochure from Trevor Philip & Sons, Ltd.
  • Condition: Steamer in overall good condition with tarnishing and light scratches commensurate with age. Casing in overall good condition with scattered scuffs, scratches, nicks, shrinkage cracks, and separation at joints. One dent to top edge of one metal edge of case. In working condition, retains key.

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December 16, 2020 12:00 PM PST
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