~ 18th Century Gilt Ships Wooden Gingerbread Figurine ~
Here we have a nautical wooden female figurine dating to the 18th century.
It is most likely a piece of gingerbread work, as fitted to the ornate stern of a ship.
Traces of the original gilt and paintwork remain.
It is affixed to a round base with some light fabric padding underneath.
~ Dimensions ~
The base has a diameter of 7.8 inches (20 cm) and the figurehead has a height of 18.1 inches (46 cm).
It weighs 1.3 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The figurehead is in a lovely condition with no damage and some signs of wear. There are numerous worm holes.