RARE CAST IRON CAT FACE
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 RARE CAST IRON CAT FACE


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THIS CAT FACE WAS USED ON THE CAT HEAD OF A SHIP AND MOUNTED ON THE TIMBER  THAT HOLDS THE ANCHOR CHAIN. THESE WERE CARVED IN WOOD AND CAST IRON AND ARE VERY RARE. THIS ONE WAS SOLD AT THE PETER BRAMS SALE, SKINNER,FEB.2001. 8" X 8". C. 1880. IT COMES WITH A METAL STAND FOR DISPLAY. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. SIMILAR EXAMPLES CAN BE FOUND IN THE PEABODY MUSEUM, KENDALL WHALING MUSEUM.  ALSO IN THE BOOKS AMERICAN VERNACULAR, PG. 62 AND SHIP CARVERS OF NORTH AMERICA FIGURES 101&102. TRACES OF OLD GREEN PAINT.    

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