Old Ironsides Hull Paperweight Wood Relic From Uss Constitution 1927 Us Navy For Sale
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*ITEM DESCRIPTION. The item up for offer is a vintage Paperweight/Plaque wood block made of material from USS Constitution's original Hull.
Thispiece was part of a series that was sold in 1927 to raise funds to restore the ship using actual material from the craft. I believe the wood is oak(quite old oak at that). I believe the medallion and inscription are bronze.
The medallion in the middle has a depiction of the USS Constitution. Reads: Old Ironsides/ Frigate Constitution; Launched 1797; 1805 Tripoli; 1812 Guerriere Java; 1815 Cyane Levant;Inscription reads: This Material Was Taken From The Original Hull of the U.S. Frigate Constitution; Keel Laid 1794 Rebuilding 1927.
The piece measures approximately 4-3/4" in length, a little over 4-1/2" in height, 3/4" in depth.
Please see pics. I believe the rear, top edge "damage" is actually from the wood taken from the hull and was probably the result of removal or age(the ship was in pretty bad shape in the 1920s, hence the need to raise funds to restore it). There is a small nail in the back, which i assume was there if the wood block was intended to be hung. Appears to be some white paint on the reverse.
Otherwise, the wood is solid considering age. I am assuming the oak could brightened up if desired. The bronze has a patina to it in spots and again should clean up if desired.
A fine display piece, a wonderful piece of American History.
USPS Priority Mail. It will ship out at a little over1 pound.
International shipping is also available.
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