Offered by: MJH Design Arts
480 South Fairs Oaks Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105 , United States Call Seller 714.401.0556


English Sailor's woolwork "Britannia Rules The Main"

$ 6,775
  • Description
    This an exceptional example of a British Sailors' woolwork entitled "Britannia Rules The Main"** which depicts Britannia*, the English Lion, a lighthouse, a sailing ship on the high seas and British flags. Britannia is represented seated wearing a beaded helmet and holding a trident; her arms and face are painted on either silk or paper. The work dates to c.1860 and is in exceptional condition. It is appropriately framed in a period burl wood.

    Britannia symbolizes Great Britain.
    The Main symbolizes the seas.
  • More Information
    Origin: England
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Wool, beads
    Condition: Good. Overall very good condition. Exceptional level of preservation. Colors are vibrant.
    Creation Date: c. 1860
    Styles / Movements: Traditional, Regency, Victorian
    Patterns: Handmade, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: mjhdesignarts.G.Britannia
    Incollect Reference #: 467452
  • Dimensions
    W. 23 in; H. 18 in; D. 1 in;
    W. 58.42 cm; H. 45.72 cm; D. 2.54 cm;
Message from Seller:

MJH DESIGN ARTS expresses the broad decorative arts aesthetic of its principal, Mary Tindukasiri. Mary, having lived the majority of her life overseas--Mexico, Spain and Asia plus The East Coast and The South--brings these cultural influences to her carefully selected offerings. MJH DESIGN ARTS aims to offer objects incorporating great design, history, construction and life. Our aesthetic is constantly evolving and stretches from late 17th century furniture to 21st century lighting.

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