A gentleman from Germany sold me a diving helmet last week but he also had an interesting antique ship model for sale. Even though I usually do not list anything but diving equipment at this website I promised him to look for a client for his ship.
The ship is very old and is 120 cm long and 110 cm high, and it comes with an interesting story: (I translate the document in German writing which is with the model)
Original model with name-character of the Chinese maker. This junk was discovered by a french Captain with an English sailors family in Sussex, England. He bought the model and took it to his home in Brest, France. The following story was handed down:
The model was built for a seaman who worked with the P.&O. (Pensular and Oriental Line) in the far East. He took it to his home town where he married and gave up his seailor life. He wanted to display the ship in his house but got in trouble with his wife about the matter. And when he was out some day, his wife dismantled the ship and put it on the floor. This made the seaman infuriated enough that he went back to the sea to sail and never return home again ....
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Antique Chinese Ship Model