Large British Sailor's Woolwork of the Barque Named Polly,
A large sailor's woolie or woolwork of a port side view of a ship named "Polly" under full sail. The ship is rigged as a barque. The name "Polly" can be seen on a banner flying from the mainmast and on the front of the bow. The sails are trapunto creating a three-dimensional look of the sails full of wind. The sea is depicted is rippling bands of green and white.
Dimensions: 26 1/4 inches high x 31 inches wide x 2 inches
A barque has three or four masts. The fore and mainmast are square-rigged, and the mizzen fore-and-aft, usually gaff-rigged. Carries a mainsail on each mast, but the mainsail shape differs per mast (square or gaff). Barques were built with up to five masts. Four-masted barques were quite common. Barques were a good alternative to full-rigged ships because they require a lot fewer sailors. But they were also slower. Very popular rig for ocean crossings, so a great rig for merchants who travel long distances and don't want 30 - 50 sailors to run their ship.
|Dealer||Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.|
|Measurements||26 1/4 inches high x 31 inches wide x 2 inches|
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