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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection

 

Scrimshaw

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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/22
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 160 mm, monochrome, with detailed but naive images. The pulp cavity is almost occluded. Three-decker; reverse: Patriotic set-piece glorifying King William.
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
Full description:

22A.: An early 19th century 3-decked British man-of-war at anchor, displaying the Union Jack, the White ensign and the Cross of St George. Details include flag halliards, channels with deadeyes and metal sheathing on the hull.

22B.: An elaborate patriotic set piece glorifying King William 1V inscribed "W.R." (for William Rex), who reigned from 1830-37. His bust in the Roman style is on a plinth surrounded by British flags, with other patriotic symbols and trophies.

Dimensions:
  • Height: 160mm
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