Sailors folk art and crafts comes in many different varieties, most items were made for loved ones back home or were made to sell when in port to increase income. The skill and ingenuity of the sailor was second to none and they utilised long periods of time aboard, whilst off watch to hone their skills.
The scrimshaw panel depicts a maritime scene with a ship under full sail and a female figure stood beside a capstan at the end of a quay. it is entitled - The sailors return, SHIP SWALLOW New Bedford 1860. with crossed flags and a border of roses.
Box dimensions: 11 x 7 x 3.5 inches - 28 x 18 x 9 cm
The ship in a bottle is a very skilled and detailed sailors folk art. The sailors craft of making tiny sailing ship models and inserting them into a bottle. Every one is unique and they deserve special attention, we have a catagory dedicated to this fascinating art.
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Antique sailors folk art wood carving of a saluting seaman. This hand carved sculpture depicts a Royal Navy sailor in uniform and it is stamped at the base H.M.S CAMPERDOWN. It is made from teak so it has probably been made from a piece of replaced decking from the ship.
H.M.S. CAMPERDOWN was a British Royal Navy battle class destroyer, She was named after the Battle of Camperdown, a naval engagement between the British and Dutch that took place in 1797, and resulted in a British victory.
The ship was built by Fairfields Shipbuilding & Engineering Company and launched on 8 February 1944 and commissioned on 18 June 1945.
A matching pair of decorative sea chest beckets or rope carry handles. Sailor made using ropework and fancywork skills, fashioned in the traditional form of sailors folk art and craft.
Complete with wooden mounting blocks.
The sailors ditty box was used to store small personal items aboard a ship, they were often made onboard the ship and personalised by each sailor. This example has a painting of a three masted, full rigged ship inside the lid
Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 6 inches - 26 x 18 x 15 cm
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