Figurehead of the Sir Lancelot
© Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Photo: © Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
A full-length male figurehead with silver armour and a helmet which has large white plume of feathers. It has red drapery, a black pedestal, and gold scrollwork. He wears brown gloves and has black hair and moustache, and blue eyes. His right arm is raised and stretched forward, the left arm is by his side. He is looking forward and slightly up.
H155 x W68 x D57 cms
The figurehead is part of a collection assembled by Sydney Cumbers and known as 'The Long John Silver Collection'. There is no information where or when the figurehead was found.
'Sir Lancelot' was a British clipper of 886 tons, built in 1865 by R. Steele for John MacCunn of Hull. The ship sailed in the China trade and the India-Mauritius trade. In the Clipper Race of 1869, Robinson and 'Sir Lancelot' established a new record between China and England. She was sold to Visram Ebrahim and Company in 1888, and then to Haji Abdulla. In the Register for 1896/97 however she was entered as missing since May 1895.
Cutty Sark Trust
Royal Museums Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF
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