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Unbekannter Künstler - Original Galionsfigur eines Großseglers

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Description

figurehead by an unknown artist

Additional product information

Item number
1033
Artist
unknown artist
Title
Unbekannter Künstler - Original Galionsfigur eines Großseglers (Authentic figurehead of a tall ship registered in one of the harbours of Mecklenburg)
Year
18th century
Technique
carved from wood
Width incl. case [cm]
32
Height incl. case [cm]
145
Depth incl. case [cm]
61
Special features
The figure depicts a proud and powerful female character. According to the superstition of the sailors, the figure was supposed to monitor the course of the ship and protect it from harm. The success of a voyage depended on it, its damaging or even destruction was a portent and signalized great disaster. It stands on a decorated, massive wooden bed-plate with which it was attached to the bow of the ship below the bowsprit. All in all in a fairly good condition. Not suited for shipping, hence only pickup by the customer possible!
Note regarding sales tax
Works of art/special regulation: no indication of value-added tax because of differential taxation according to §25a, UstG (German Value Added Tax Act).