A SPANISH SILVER MODEL OF AN ANCIENT GREEK BIREME, MID 20TH CENTURY
the deck with two masts, soldier figures, and movable oars, on a fixed stand mounted on a wood pedestal
apparently unmarked, the pedestal with sticker on base "Gregory Sterling 925 / Palma de Mallorca / Made in Spain"
length of ship 22 in.; length of pedestal 20⅝ in.
55.9 cm; 52.4 cm
Surface lacquered, some of the rigging loose, some oars dented out of place, a few minor dings throughout, otherwise good condition.
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