Figurehead of the Hunter

Basic Information

FigID
F0129
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the Hunter
Vessel name
Hunter
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Merchant
Copyright owner
© Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Copyright notes
Photo: © Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Current location
Cutty Sark
Location date
12/02/2013

Physical Information

Description
It is a large three-quarter lengthbearded male figurehead. It has a brown, gold and blue pedestal with gold scroll work and game birds on both sides of pedestal. The birds are incomplete where the figurehead has been cut from the ship.
The figure wears a dark green jacket with brown collar, cuffs and buttons, black hat, and red check shirt with black bow tie and kerchief. He is holding a gun in both hands and looking up.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H215 x W85 x D63 cms
Materials
Object history
The figurehead is part of a collection assembled by Sydney Cumbers and known as 'The Long John Silver Collection'. There is no information where the figurehead was found.
Vessel history
The ship was a wooden barque of 500 tons, built in 1854. It is relatively small for the size of the figurehead, which is over nine feet high. There is no information about what happened to the ship.
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Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
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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