DH has built 1 7/8 model ships and I was pretty sure he would like some of these, even though I only knew them by reputation.
They were wonderful!
Makes the Stanley Cup look positively simple.
I am surprised at how many captains and sailors sang their OWN praises (by having trophies and paintings made).
The arrival of Princess Charlotte in Harwich. (This painter learned from watching ship builders paint their ships, and became quite a success. Can you imagine tall ships with so many sailors ON the yards? Princess Charlotte Sophia was arriving to marry King George III.)
I wish I knew who painted the woman in this portrait was. Neglected to get the information. Perhaps she was a captain's widow since she's all in black. Another Flickr User says it is "Miss G"
I have no idea why this appealed to me. At first I thought the woman was spinning wool with a drop spindle. On second glance, I believe she was trying to show the little boy how to play with a juggling toy.
The organ was made by Hook Jr, and the Case was made by Hook Sr. It was given to the museum by a daughter or grand daughter. I hope it wounded as beautiful as it looks.
I am glad I don't have to dust or wash them!
Actually Buddha "Dogs" are more like lions, and are also known as Foo Dogs. They are traditionally made in pairs; the Male with his foot on the "world" or globe and the Female with a cub submissive at her feet.
Ceramic piece by a non-fan of John Kerry.
A book of fabric samples collected by Captain John Cook and bound in leather.
Watermarked paper from the Phillips Essex Library
A model of the Minot Lighthouse between Cohasset and Scituate.