Antique Carved and Decorated Ship's Figurehead For Sale
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Antique Carved and Decorated Ship's Figurehead

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Antique carved and decorated nautical ship's figurehead, circa 1890, depicting a regal Primitive bird with a beak. The sculpture is in original paint. Although there has been much paint loss and age cracks, they all contribute to the charm of this rare and unusual piece. Sculptures shows watermarks where it had been submerged during sailings. The ship figurehead, which was popular between the 16th and 20th centuries, is a carved wooden decoration located on the bow of vessels. The ship figureheads were the highlight of ancient shipbuilding and architecture till their redundancy on account of developments in vessel-building and architecture.

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  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 79 in. x W 10 in. x D 10 in.H 200.66 cm x W 25.4 cm x D 25.4 cm
  • Seller Location
    Great Barrington, MA
  • Seller Reference Number
    20026400
  • Reference Number
    LU833411264261
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