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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection




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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/5
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 160 mm, monochrome. One of a pair with deep, confident engravings of British naval ships with detailed rigging. The bases of both teeth are bordered by a Greek fret. British two-decker warship; reverse: British wooden paddle warship. (Pair to 62/15/46)
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SPRI theme
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Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
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5A.: A large British wooden warship with two gun decks and probably 80 guns. Many rigging details are clear and accurate. With a round bow and little sheer, she probably dates between the mid-1820s to the 1840s.

5B.: A British brig-rigged wooden paddle warship with nine gun ports visible. She has a wide-mouthed smoke stack with two steam pipes but is still heavily dependent on sail.

5TE.: Bow view of a large wooden warship with two gun decks, running before the wind under royals and with studding sails on the foremast.

  • Height: 160mm
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