Ship model: C. Andrews

about 1844

Object Place: France


Overall: 42.5 x 41.6 x 19.7 cm (16 3/4 x 16 3/8 x 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Polychromed glass, textile, wood, inlay

On View

George Putnam Model Ship Gallery (Gallery LG28)





Water line model, not to scale, of the C. Andrews; sails and rigging are of glass; on inlaid stand with small button feet; enclosed in bell glass.

Although the exact date and history of this merchant ship has not yet been discovered, all aspects of the model indicate that it was made by the same shop and at virtually the same date as the model of “Henry Newell,” displayed nearby.


"44" in pencil on underside of bottom, twice; "1" stamped twice; "4/244 PM" in script


Early history unknown; in the collection of Allan Forbes (1874–1955) of the State Street Trust Company, Boston; by descent in the family to his grandson, Allan Forbes Leland; gift to MFA November 23, 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of Allan Forbes Leland in memory of Josephine and Allan Forbes of Boston