Figurehead of the Sir Lancelot

Basic Information

FigID
F0131
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the Sir Lancelot
Vessel name
Sir Lancelot
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 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.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H155 x W68 x D57 cms
Materials
Object history
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.
Vessel history
'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.
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Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
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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