LLOYD McCAFFERY



Lloyd McCaffery
'The United States Naval Figurehead Collection
(1749-1890)'


Lloyd McCaffery
'Bounty'


Lloyd McCaffery
'Pilot House Eagle'


Lloyd McCaffery
'THERMOPYLAE'


Lloyd McCaffery
'Morning Light'


Lloyd McCaffery
'Ancient Victory'


Lloyd McCaffery
'Figurehead of 100-gun ship'


Lloyd McCaffery
'Isaac Fowle Figurehead'


Lloyd McCaffery
'KHUFU, Royal Boat'

Just as the names Faberge and Tiffany have come to represent superior levels of design and quality, so too do we believe that when this generation of miniature carvers is examined, Lloyd McCaffery will find his atop the list of names in the field. Ever since he discovered his interest and talent for building miniature ships in the early 60's, McCaffery has devoted his energies exclusively toward expanding and perfecting all the possibilities inherent in the ship modelers' art. Along the way he has set new standards in the field from developing new methods of miniature construction to perfecting the art of intricate detailed carving. His work has been featured in Connoisseur Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and on CBS Radio and Television News. Recently he shared his philosophy and techniques in his book Ships in Miniature, the definitive manual for model makers. Because his output is so limited, it is rare to see more than one McCaffery work offered anywhere at one time.

His latest miniature boxwood carvings of dinosaur skeletons, each perfectly in scale, have only furthered his reputation as the finest artist working in three-dimensional miniatures in the world today.

His miniature model of the HMS Prince was featured in The New York Times Magazine in November of 1990. Just 3 " long, it is built up plank-on-frame, and incorporates 100 turned cannons with the muzzels bored out. The hatch gratings are built up just as on the actual ship. This model sold in 1990 for $100,000, setting a world record for a contemporary ship model. In 1991 his work was featured on The Osgood File with Charles Osgood during the CBS Morning News.

Many of his works are in the permanent collections of museums, among them Mystic Seaport Museum, the Japan-America Amity Hall in Kushimoto, Japan, and the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Numerous works are in private collections.

Lloyd has currently proposed building three models directly related to the Aubrey/Maturin novels:

The SOPHIE in 1/4" = l' scale (30" long) plank-on-frame with cutaway bull and crew figures.

74 gun ship BELLONA - a midship section at 1'2" = 1" scale 12" - 18" long showing a complete slice through all decks of the model complete with guns, cargo, and crew stationed throughout.

28 gun frigate HMS SURPRISE - plank-on frame, any scale.


Lloyd McCaffery
'CONSTITUTION, 1812'


Lloyd McCaffery
'CONSTITUTION, 1798'


Lloyd McCaffery
'BRITANNIA of 1682'


Lloyd McCaffery
'Dutch Two-Decker'


Lloyd McCaffery
'Napoleon's Barge'


Lloyd McCaffery
'English Barge'


Lloyd McCaffery
'Prince Frederick's Barge'

 

 


Lloyd McCaffery
'CUTTY SARK'



Lloyd McCaffery
'AMERICA'



Lloyd McCaffery
'Sabre Tooth Cat'



Lloyd McCaffery
'Apatosaurus'



Lloyd McCaffery
'Velociraptor'


Lloyd McCaffery
'Wells Fargo Stagecoach'


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