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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection




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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/41
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 167 mm, monochrome. Some features of the motifs are outlined in closely spaced deep dots which have become part of the decoration. "Little Archer" , child in Scots bonnet; reverse: Palace and words "Virgina Water" [sic].
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
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41A.: Inscribed "LITTLE ARCHER", a rare scrimshaw image of archery. A child in Scottish style dress and a bonnet decorated with ostrich plumes is holding a bow and arrow and standing by a target.

41B.: A waterside building in the classical style amongst weeping willows is inscribed "VIRGINA WATER" [sic], a locality in Surrey, England. Created in the 18th century by King George IV, it was a favourite place of King William IV (1830-37). Cf. 62/15/22B.

  • Height: 167mm
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