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Brass Band Girl Figurehead

19TH CENTURY SHIP'S FIGUREHEAD depicting a charming representation of a very young girl wearing her female, brass band, attire. She is wearing her very decorative band jacket and a straw hat with a fancy plume on top. In her right hand she holds a flower. 36" high. Excellent condition. Very unusual subject matter. One of a collection of four female figureheads we recently purchased from a collector who acquired most of them in the 1960's. They were repainted over the years using a palette of soft, pastel colors. Richard Hunter, the world's foremost figurehead historian, published an article that featured a figurehead created by this exact carver. The young girl, who Hunter named "Rosebud", looks almost identical to this girl. 

Sales price: $10,500.00

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