£14,000.00 (ex. VAT)

An exceptional ships Billethead, the best we have had in our history.

Bought recently from a wonderful refined private collection of marine antiques amassed over several decades.

100% original and a superb piece of carved work, we think it’s North European from around 1870-80 looking at the style of carving and the detail, from a large ship, possibly a three or four masted Barque could be German or Norwegian.

Further research is being done on this with help from Richard Hunter, leading figurehead historian.
Attached with the e-mail are two views showing the kind  and size of vessel it would have come from, the problem with Billethead carvings is that early photographers did not find them sufficiently interesting to photo, so you don’t get any views unless as in the case of the PREUSSEN it was a very well know vessel.

Dimensions:

Height 186cm x Depth 40cm x Width 46cm

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