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Napoleonic Prisoner of War Bone Model of a 78 Gun Ship (1700 to 1900	 Anglo French ). Bone, horse hair, metal pins

Napoleonic Prisoner of War Bone Model of a 78 Gun Ship

Model of HMS Prince of Wales, created by a French prisoner of war in about 1800. This was the ship launched at Portsmouth during the celebrations to commemorate the Glorious First of June. Christie's

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The highly and fancifully detailed Noah's Ark was carved in an English prison between 1790 and 1814, perhaps by a French prisoner of war using materials recycled from a kitchen: animal bone and wood, iron pigment and paper. Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York.

The highly and fancifully detailed Noah's Ark was carved in an English prison between 1790 and 1814, perhaps by a French prisoner of war using materials recycled from a kitchen: animal bone and wood, iron pigment and paper. Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York.

Noah's Ark. Artist unidentified  Probably England  1790–1814  Bone and wood with iron, pigment, paper, and nails  8 1/2 x 14 x 9 1/4 in.  American Folk Art Museum, gift of Jane, Steven, and Eric Lang and Jacqueline Loewe Fowler in memory of Robert Lang, 1999.14.1  This is a prime example of the intriguing bone art of nineteenth-century European prisoners of war. American Museum of Folk art description

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Napoleonic Prisoner of War Work Finely Fretcut Bone Set of Spellicans or Jack Straws (1800 to 1900 French or English)

Napoleonic Prisoner of War Work Finely Fretcut Bone Set of Spellicans or Jack Straws

A Napoleonic Prisoner of War Model of the 92 gun ship of the line H.M.S. Royal George

A Napoleonic Prisoner of War Model of the 92 gun ship of the line H.M.S. Royal George

View A Napoleonic Prisoner of War Model of the 92 gun ship of the line H.M.S. Royal George on Christies.com, as well as other lots from the Property From the Collection of Mrs. J. Insley Blair

Early nineteenth century Napoleonic prisoner of war work carved bone guillotine under glass dome with two decks edged with gates and fretwork side panels with carved Napoleonic soldiers head finials and thirty cannons with ladder leading to the top execution deck with bench and guillotine, 31cm high, 30cm wide

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This awesome model of a ship was made of human and animal bones by French war prisoners captured by the Britons during the wars with Napoleon.    Most part of the bones were taken from pork and mutton the French prisoners ate daily. Though some bones were taken from graves of humans located at the camp nearby…

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Straw work Noah's Ark made by Napoleonic French prisoners of war, housed at Sissinghurst Castle and other estates. They earned money by selling craft items to local people, and were noted for their skill in straw work. (Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Galle

Straw work Noah's Ark made by Napoleonic French prisoners of war, housed at Sissinghurst Castle and other estates. They earned money by selling craft items to local people, and were noted for their skill in straw work. (Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Galle

NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER OF WAR SPINNING JENNY CA. 1795-1851

Napoleonic Prisoner of war bottle containing Crucifixion scene    An extremely rare Prisoner of war work bottle containing, carved in bone, a crucifixion scene. Early 19th century, Height of bottle 27 cm.

Napoleonic Prisoner of war bottle containing Crucifixion scene

Napoleonic Prisoner of war bottle containing Crucifixion scene

19thC French guillotine made from animal bones

Bone Guillotine Made by a Prisoner of War

I figure that the guy who made this creepy model just wanted to persuade people around him to give him some space. At least, that's what I'd do if my bunkmate made it. Pictured above is a twenty inch tall model of a guillotine made from bones. According to the British family that recently sold it, a French prisoner of war during the Napoloenic Wars made it while captive in the UK. Link -via Nerdcore | Photo: Duke's Auctions...

19thC French guillotine made from animal bones

Bone Guillotine Made by a Prisoner of War

I figure that the guy who made this creepy model just wanted to persuade people around him to give him some space. At least, that's what I'd do if my bunkmate made it. Pictured above is a twenty inch tall model of a guillotine made from bones. According to the British family that recently sold it, a French prisoner of war during the Napoloenic Wars made it while captive in the UK. Link -via Nerdcore | Photo: Duke's Auctions...

A French Prisoner of War Cribbage and Dominoes set carved from bone

A French Prisoner of War Cribbage and Dominoes set carved from bone

We shouldn’t overlook the importance of the many wars during the Age of Enlightenment. Towards the end of the American War of Independence (1775-1783), the British Armed Forces were again engaged i…