Vintage Sailboat, Restored. Original, Handmade, Antique, Made in Italy

$329.00

"La Vita e' Bella in Genua". (Named "Sofia")
This is a wonderful handmade vintage yacht made, in Genua Italy by a local model builder. He is also a collector who displays his models throughout Italy, in hotels and other places of interest.

This fine, museum quality model yacht has a great history and overall presence. It is of "plank on frame construction" and hand painted a navy blue (original paint) with a black painted hull.

This moderate sized, 21"L x 24"H x 3"W ( in it's stand) model would look great in any room and would absolutely become a conversation piece for guests and friends.
When we received it in the shop we cleaned all brass, copper and bronze accents, leaving the original sails and most of the original rigging.

This yacht comes with a custom-built stand and a newly felted bottom, done in our shop.

SPECIFICATIONS AND VALUATION

The following is a list of factors which are considered in our ship model Appraisal/Evaluation if applicable.

1. General quality of craftsmanship: Excellent ( handmade)
2. Provenance: Genoa, Italy
3. Rarity (i.e.: P.O.W. & DOCKYARD vs C.W. MORGAN) Member: Rare Antique.
4. Historically accurate (regards to plans/research) The International Society of Appraisers
5. Builder (reputation) International Congress of Maritime Museums
6. Methods & materials used in construction American Institute for Conservation of Historic Value: Solid hardwood
7. Uniformity of scale and proportion Artistic Works: Accurate
8. Size (2” vs 10’) Nautical Research Guild: 21” L X3”W X 24”H ( in its stand)
9. Present condition: Very Good, Original.
10. Era & vessel type: 1980's
11. Sails: Cotton
12. Finish (painted or natural). Painted
13. Overall display and presentation: Excellent

Class A
Scratch-Built Model: Model built entirely from scratch materials by the builder with no commercially fabricated parts except cordage, chain
and belaying pins.
Class B
Modified Scratch-Built Model: Model built from scratch, but supplemented by the use of some commercially fabricated accessories.
Class C
Modified Kit Model: Model built from materials provided in commercial kit, supplemented by other commercially fabricated parts or by
scratch-built parts.
Class D
Kit Model: Model built entirely from materials provided in commercial kits.
Special
Sub Categories: Model built and/or displayed in any of the following methods:
Antique • Waterline • Cross Section • Cut-Away • Exposed Interior • Sailing • Half Hull • Rare Materials • Diorama • Power • Mechanized •
Builders’ Model • Extreme Miniature • Ship-in-a-Bottle • Shadowbox • Americana • Folk Art • Decorative • Pond Model • Production • Other



This unique and historic class “A” yacht would make a great gift for that special person who likes history and the open sea. A truly wonderful piece of history that will " Turn Heads"

This model antique yacht will be shipped to you "Completely Assembled"....Enjoy!

Value: $370 to $400 (Auction or Retail) 2024

DISCLAIMER:
Appraisal estimates or evaluations of items sold by RJL Antiquities are solely deemed as "Estimates of Value" at time of purchase. Such estimates may change according to market conditions, time of sale or reappraisal of items sold. RJL Antiquities accepts no responsible for these potential "Market fluctuations" and does advise buyers of such goods of these potential situations upon acknowledgement of purchase.

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