The Mechanical Galleon

Brass (hull, masts, movement plates); iron (movement components); silver (clock dial); enamel (clock dial) | 104 x 20.3 x 78.5cm | 1580-1590

Made by Hans Schlottheim

Automaton in the form of a 'nef' or ship table ornament.

Gilded brass hull with embossed decoration of the sea with waves and monsters.

Three masts with yard arms carrying furled cloth sails. At the top of each mast a metal pennant. Wire rigging ro...
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