Scrimshaw Hms Royal Albert Omar Pasha Pearl Sea Shell Crimean War Mop Antique For Sale
SCRIMSHAW HMS ROYAL ALBERT OMAR PASHA PEARL SEA SHELL CRIMEAN WAR MOP ANTIQUE Description
Original sailors Scrimshaw large polished Turbo shell, circa 1855
Fine, fluent, hand engraved blacked decoration, Crimean War period.
The front shows the
H M S screw steamer Royal Albert, 131 guns.
The top with portrait Flags and shield
Omar Pasha The Ottoman commander in chief.
The edge with an oval cartouche proclaiming,
The Whole Engraving executed with a common Penknife.
In very good sound condition with no cracks, losses and wear to the mouth rim of the shell, small loss of engraved cannon.
5,1/2" x 5,1/4" x 3,1/4" or 140mm x 133mm x 82mm
weight 393 grams.
Guaranteed old and original.
The link below from 1855 Edinburgh Gazette covers the action against the Russians
The launching of the ship by queen Victoria
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