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Figurehead of Prospero
Prospero large
basic info
FigID
F0322
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of Prospero
Vessel name
Prospero
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Merchant
Copyright owner
Photo: © Jersey Maritime Museum
Copyright notes
© Jersey Maritime Museum
Current location
Jersey Maritime Museum
Location date
24/01/2014
physical info
Description
A full-length figure of a child, wearing a short skirt over pantaloons and a short jacket with three-quarter length sleeves over a tight bodice. The figure has short hair tucked behind its ears.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
Formerly displayed on the exterior of Prospect House, Mont Fallu, St Peter, Jersey and reputedly the figurehead of 'Prospero'.

Vessel history
The 'Prospero' was a 198-ton brig, built 1862, whose official number was 45273 and whose code letters were VCPF. She was 108.55 ft long and 22.4ft in the beam. She had been built in FC Clarke’s yard at West Park in St Helier for George Malzard of Prospect House, Mont Fallu, St Peter, Jersey. She was sold in Adelaide, Australia in 1869.

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Ownership info
Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
Jersey Maritime Museum
Contact details
Jersey Maritime Museum, New North Quay, St Helier JE2 3ND
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
Yes
Data verified by owner
Yes
Date verified