A stunning model of a clipper ship in sterling silver (actually higher silver content than sterling: .960 vs. .925) by Japanese master silversmith Seki Takehiko. This is a large version; he did at least one smaller clipper ship, and I have one of these that is posted here as well, if you would prefer it (a bit less expensive). Takehiko was born in 1908, and in 1922 was apprenticed to the master Tajimi Katsuyuki. He created a variety of these limited-edition ships and yachts. The rigging, cabin, flags and free-moving anchors and chains are in real gold, but I don't know what carat. Presented in a glass-and-wood case. Measurements given are with case; sculpture itself measures about 11" x 6" (measurements of ocean waves).