British Dispatch Cutter

British Dispatch Cutter

Burton Reckles
Accession No.: 2010.18.1
Date: circa 2010
Materials: Pre-ban ivory and mixed media


Provenance: This 1:192 scale, scratch-built miniature represents a British naval vessel in the style commonly used by French POWs during the Napoleonic Wars. Built by Houston-based master miniaturist Burton Reckles, the model is depicted underway thus replicating how a sailing vessel looks both above and under water. The vessel itself is almost entirely crafted from hand-cut pre-ban elephant tusk ivory.

Gift of Burton Reckles, 2010.

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