PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONALLY HEAVY FIGURE IN OAK. Stunning Large & Rare 16th Century Portuguese Antique Ships Figurehead Depicting a Saint. This is one that should be in a museum!
By repute salvaged from a Portuguese Galleon. Carved in the round and standing full length, this figure is depicted wearing a traditional biretta (hat) and vestment. The lace work to his clothing has been beautifully and intricately carved.Sourced from a private Kent-based collection where it was previously mounted above a fireplace in a large house. Surface wear commensurate with age. Wear and losses to the back of the head but these cannot be seen from the front. This figure displays very well. We are a member of LAPADA (London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association) and CINOA. LAPADA is the UKs largest trade association for professional art & antiques dealers (representing approximately 500 UK dealer members). CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations (representing 5000 dealers from 32 associations in 22 countries). All items are backed by our LAPADA guarantee. These can be viewed at our shop based in Little Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6BN. The item "Lrge Rare 16thC Portuguese Antique Carved Oak Ships Figurehead Depicting a Saint" is in sale since Thursday, November 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Carved Figures/Models". The seller is "holtantiquesltd" and is located in Walsingham. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.