Nautical Folk-art Diorama



  • £395.00
  • €419 Euro
  • $493 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Nautical Folk-art Diorama Display
We are proud to offer an early 20th Century English hand-crafted folk-art diorama. Displaying a nautical theme of a hand-crafted wooden tugboat pulling along a ship with lighthouse in the background. The sea is made from cracked wood and plaster, each boat and ship is carved from wood with a scratch built element with the use of old nails, metal rope, stick flag poles and even the smoke chugging out of the little tugboat is a piece of old cotton wool. All encased in a thick glass display unit which is rigidly attached to a wooden base.
Dimensions in inches: H 9” x W 24” x D 10”
Age: 1910 - 1920
Material: Wood, Glass, Plaster, and mixed materials
Origin: English
Condition: This item is completely solid in structure and form. Aging has taken place due to its age. With scratches across sections of the glass casing, the plaster is weathered in areas with loss of colour, The boat and ship are also aged with loss of paint through fading sections, rust across the metal sections so we strongly suggest you propose question before a purchase is made to avoid any confusion or disappointment.



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