Rare Maritime Antique Fishing Folk Art The Star 1803
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A Rare And Fascinating Antique Piece Of Maritime Fishing Carved Folk Art. Engraved “The Star 1803” Accompanied By Engravings Of A Boat, A Star And Spears.
Research Suggests It Could Be Linked To A Boat Called The Star Which was built in Calcutta in 1800. Between 1803 and 1811 she made three seal hunting voyages. (In 1805 she transferred her registry to Great Britain.) From 1812 she sailed as a merchantman until she was wrecked on 18 December 1829 on a voyage to Jamaica.
It’s 1st sealing voyage was in 1803–1805. Captain James Birnie sailed from London on 8 August 1803, bound for Isle of Desolation. She sailed in company with Thames, Charles Gardner, master, and William and Elizabeth, J.Coffin, master. They were given permission on 14 October to leave their convoy, and separated from each other a little later. Star returned on 18 June 1805.
Condition is good, commensurate with age.
Measures 9cm x 4cm
Weighs 60.33 grams