"The Great Harry" nineteenth century Scrimshaw
Whale's tooth scrimshaw with a portrait of King Henry VIII of England on one side and an engraving of the ship "The Great Harry" on the other. Henry VIII built the first purpose built warships and effectively founded the British navy. His first battle ship was "The Mary Rose" built between 1409-11 and named after his sister. The next major ship he built was the "Henry Grace a Dieu" in 1514 afterwards called "The Great Harry".
This is a genuine nineteenth century scrimshaw - not a resin fake or twentieth century engraving on an old tooth - finely executed showing one of the first 'modern' battleships constructed with gunports for cannon.
- (97 mm)
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