Figurehead of the Rosebud

Basic Information

FigID
F0312
InstID
1976.231
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the Rosebud
Vessel name
Rosebud
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Merchant
Copyright owner
© Merseyside Maritime Museum
Copyright notes
Current location
Merseyside Maritime Museum (in storage)
Location date

Physical Information

Description
Three-quarter-length female figure wearing a dress with full blue skirt, red and blue bodice, short puffed sleeves and a round white collar. She wears a red beaded necklace. She has long fair hair and a white turban-style head-dress. The figure is clutching a blue posy to her chest.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
At some point the figurehead was removed from the wrecked ship and was erected at John Roberts & Co. of Islington builders yard, Crosby. In 1966, the premises were demolished to make way for new roads. The figurehead was moved to new premises in Musker Street owned by LBM Ltd Builders’ Merchants. She was donated to the museum in 1976.
Vessel history
An iron schooner of 171 tons, built in Fowey in 1865. 'Rosebud' went ashore at Hightown, near Liverpool, in December 1902. She was carrying a cargo of coal.
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Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Contact details
Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AQ
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
By appointment
Data verified by owner
Yes
Date verified

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