Figurehead of the Old Goody
© Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Photo: © Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
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.
H160 x W55 x D42 cms
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.
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.
The Cutty Sark Trust
Royal Museums Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
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