Film director Wes Anderson and his finely-styled movie about fictional oceanographer Steve Zissou inspired this little collection of lures and other nautical paraphernalia. I hung the boat to mimic the film's famous cross-section model boat which measured 150 feet long and 40 feet high. My version of Jacques Cousteau-style nostalgia is on a much smaller scale, and won't take up precious space on your boat or in your seaside cottage.
- Nassau Bahamas souvenir plate, gold rimmed, illustrated with map and crest, vintage, good condition with some crazing (10.5"d)
- Print, Baumgartner watercolor depicting three fishermen pulling in trophy, reminiscent of Winslow Homer, unframed, vintage, good condition (7.5"l x 6"h)
- Fishing lure, vintage, from the 1930s, may be Rapala from Finland, collectible, good condition (4"l x .5"w)
- Fishing lure, vintage, from the 1950s, good condition with some rust (5"l x 1.5"w)
- Float or guard, vintage, metal, very worn, with yellow twine, black finish is very worn (5"l x 1.75"d)
- Brass and metal spring weight scale, John Chatillon & Sons, Balance No. 2, New York, weighs up to 24 pounds, working, vintage, very good condition though I haven't tested its accuracy (8.25"l x 1.5"w)
The collection hung as show measures about 35" across.Shipping costs are included. Also, please note that everything I sell, and I mean everything, is used, antique, vintage, etc. That means sometimes scratched, dented, and worn. Imperfect. Not dusty, though. Or dirty.