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Boxwood carved figurehead for "ATALANTA" by David Antscherl - 1:48

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Just thought I would share these incredible pictures of the figurehead for the Swan Class Sloop "Atalanta" by David Antscherl.  The figure is boxwood with a stem of swiss pear.  The brackets and trailboard carving are also boxwood.   Note the gold leafed apples.  Just stunning carving by hand and almost hard to believe possible at this scale.  Its so tiny.   I love the facial expression.....Mona Lisa smirk... :P   Enjoy!!!


The glass dome is just 4" in diameter.




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I can take as many photos of her as you would like...just let me know when you are ready.   Here is an in-progress photo....this depiction is much like the one shown on the NMM model and the original draft which shows the figurehead.  Its is exactly like the detail shown on that original draft.   Plans during the 1770's often had incredible detail with all of the carvings and even friezes shown in many instances.  It is a very accurate depiction.


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