Figurehead of the Bertha Marion

Basic Information

FigID
F0118
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the Bertha Marion
Vessel name
Bertha Marion
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Merchant
Copyright owner
© Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Copyright notes
Photo: © Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Current location
Cutty Sark
Location date
12/02/2013

Physical Information

Description
A three-quarter-length female figure wearing a belted overdress. She holds a rose in her right hand. Her left hand is by her side.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H260 x W65 x D60 cms
Materials
Wood
Object history
The figurehead is part of a collection assembled by Sydney Cumbers and known as 'The Long John Silver Collection'. Cumbers found this figurehead in the grounds of a house at Tiptree, Essex
Vessel history
'Bertha Marion' was a composite barque of 540 tons built at Sunderland in 1864. In 1879 she was sold to Trinder, Anderson & Co. and renamed 'Aralura'. In 1890 she was sold again to A.P. Jonson of Landskrona and renamed 'Beda'. Her final fate is unclear. The ship was named after Bertha Marion Coghill born 1863, the daughter of the ship owner Harry Coghill.
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Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
The Cutty Sark Trust
Contact details
Royal Museums Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
Yes
Data verified by owner
Yes
Date verified

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