Tortoise Shell Boat

A brown boat on a wooden table.
Tortoise Boat in the Eldon House Library

Country of Origin: Likely the Philippines
Year: ca. 1897
Materials: Tortoise shell, wire, and metal 

This is a model of a boat made primarily of tortoise shell and supported with some metal and wire. The ship is an outrigger model and appears to be modelled after boats in southeast Asia.