~ Mounted Timber From The Cutty Sark ~
A mounted piece of timber taken from the world famous British Clipper ship the Cutty Sark.
The timber/wood was taken from the ship during the 1953 restoration of the ship when it was moved to its permanent home in Greenwich where it stands to this day as a museum ship.
The piece is the end part of a much larger heavy timber. The shape of the piece suggests it was a piece from the hull of the ship.
The piece has remnants of black tar to the top and some red paint. There are also two screw holes and a modern style screw, obviously not original to the ship but most likely added during some prior restoration during its years as a cadet training ship.
The timber is presented upon a turned wood mount, attached via a screw.
~ Dimensions ~
The piece measures 11cm (4 ¼ inches) by 18cm (7 inches) and with base has a height of 34cm (13 ½ inches).
The base has a diameter of 21.5cm (8 ½ inches).
It weighs 2.64 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The wood is in sound order. It is solid with no rot and should last for many more years to come.
The mount is in good order with no damage.
~ Cutty Sark ~
Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship. Built on the River Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, she was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, coming at the end of a long period of design development, which halted as sailing ships gave way to steam propulsion.
She currently resides in Greenwich, London where she is used as a museum ship.