SOLD ITEM 2684 - Antique prisoner nautical ships diorama model builder

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Antique ships prisoner diorama. This "diorama" depicts two French prisoners of war marking off another day of confinement, with bone carving tools and a partially completed bone model at their feet, in a English prison cell. Made of wood, cloth, plaster, straw and pigment. Note jewelers and watchmakers in Ghent were conscripted by Napoleon to serve in his war with England. They were captured and imprisoned by the British. They passed the time by carving intricately detailed ship models out of bones left from the meals. These two prisoners are standing next to a ships model with all the tools they are using to make the model on the floor next to it. Very good original as found condition.This model measures 13 inches wide 9 inches high and 6 inches deep. The top of the glass case is 11 inches.
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