Fiddlehead : General Steam Navigation Company 1824

Basic Information

FigID
F0155
InstID
Figurehead type
Fiddle Head
Title
Fiddlehead : General Steam Navigation Company 1824
Vessel name
Unidentified
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Merchant
Copyright owner
© Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Copyright notes
Photo: © Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Current location
Cutty Sark
Location date
04/03/2013

Physical Information

Description
This is a large fiddlehead with oval cartouche on the front around which is written in red "General Steam Navigation Company 1824". It is mostly painted in white with light blue decoration and is surrounded by green leaves, red berries and gold scrollwork. It has a pedestal which has been painted black.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
circa 1824
Place made
Unknown
Size
H155 x W54 x D40 cms
Materials
Object history
The figurehead is part of a collection assembled by Sydney Cumbers and known as 'The Long John Silver Collection'.
Vessel history
It was a steamship.
Bibliography

Ownership Information

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

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