Our Authentic Models Clipper Lightning 1854 Wall Model Ship replica features a perfectly detailed bow figurehead; an angel holding a lightening bolt. Back in the 19th century, half hull models were a construction plan for a ship’s hull design and its particular curvature “sheer”. These were mounted and displayed in admiralty and shipping offices, and now sell at auction as decorative nautical art.
- Crated of basswood by Authentic Models
- 94 x 9 cm x 25cm, 37 x 3.5 x 10"
- Makes a wonderful home decor accent and gift
Narrow for their length, Clippers of the mid-19th C. were fast ships with three masts and a square rig. The era of the Clipper Ships began in 1843 with a growing demand for the rapid transport of tea from China, and continued with the gold discoveries in California and Australia of 1848 and 1851 until the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869.