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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
Its topsail marked with a ‘B’. In the foreground a Whale being harpooned between two boats whilst two others look on the reverse engraved with the same Ship sailing off the English Coast. A lighthouse on the cliff top two small fishing smacks and a Schooner sailing in the distance
Smooth Dark Patina
Mid 19th Century
Size: 7cm high, 14cm wide, 5cm deep – 2¾ ins high, 5½ ins wide, 2 ins deep
See: Finch & Co catalogue no. 12, item no. 23, catalogue no. 13, item no. 27 and 28 for further examples