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Figurehead of the Old Goody
Old Goody
basic info
FigID
F0140
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the Old Goody
Vessel name
Old Goody
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Merchant
Copyright owner
© Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Copyright notes
Photo: © Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Current location
Cutty Sark
Location date
01/03/2013
physical info
Description
This is a large full-length female figurehead with a gold pedestal and scrollwork. She wears a black dress with white collar and apron, a gold necklace, and a black purse tied with gold string to the waistband on her left side. She has blue eyes and light brown hair tied up at the back, and a red flower and green leaves in her hair. Some hair is worn down. Her right arm is across her breast, and she is looking forward.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H160 x W55 x D42 cms
Materials
Wood
Object history
The figurehead is part of a collection assembled by Sydney Cumbers and known as 'The Long John Silver Collection'. The figurehead was found in Faversham, Kent.
Vessel history
This was a wooden schooner of 174 tons, built by Paine at Sandwich for E. Rigden of Whitstable. She is said to have traded regularly into Ramsgate with coal. There is no reference to her being wrecked or lost, but presumably she was eventually broken up.
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Ownership info
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