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Early to mid 20th century. Folk art model of the steam ferry boat "NEPTUNE", originally owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1910. Composed of wood and tin, the model retains it's weathered painted black and red painted hull and white painted surfaces. Measures 29 inches long, 6 inches wide and 24 1/2 inches tall including the wood base.
This model once adorned the top of a mailbox from a house located on Canal Drive in Portsmouth, Virginia. Wonderful piece of American maritime folk art. From the Arthur A. Rebman Maritime Collection.
Dealers of nautical antiques and collectibles, marine art, lamps, lighting, ship salvage and hardware, Skipjack sells quality nautical furniture and furnishings, marine instruments, model boats, nautical gifts and decor. Skipjack’s Marine Art Gallery features marine paintings, sculptures, ship models and folk art featuring mermaids, whales, fish and fowl.
Please visit our online store again soon or if in the Hampton Roads (Tidewater) coastal region of Virginia, visit our marine gallery in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth. We're just a short distance from Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and just across the river from downtown Norfolk. By boat, we're located at mile marker "0" of the Atlantic Intra-coastal Waterway!