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Malcolm Lewis
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    Thank you for sharing this. Quite a discovery and a beautiful model. Viewing pictures of the Royal Yachts of that period with their narrow beams, shallow draughts, tall masts and huge spread of canvas it makes one wonder what a winter voyage across the tempestuous North Sea must have been like.
    The gilding on the model is impressive. I believe the decoration on ship models was often more elaborate than on the actual vessel itself. Probably to make it more pleasurable for the owner or collector or for the model maker to demonstrate his skills.