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Naval or Maritime Retirement Ornament or Centerpiece
This Great Relic Has Been Sold.
NAVAL OR MARITIME
RETIREMENT ORNAMENT OR CENTERPIECE
DIMENSIONS: 15" H x 19
1/2" W x 8
Weight 13 lbs.
Originally conceived to
celebrate the retirement of
a Naval or Merchant Marine officer it was intended as an architectural ornament
to be placed as a capstone on a
brick column at the entry to his house. This Naval and Maritime ornament
is now being offered as a Retirement Gift or to enhance an
interior as a centerpiece with a
Presented is an
intricately made display of a 19th Century style fouled anchor
flanked by a foliate garland in which the iron anchor rests on a base of
grass surrounded by bricks. These items typically describe the
retirement of a seafarer and his moving ashore for good.
is from the early 20th Century, and is
artistically made of metal, wood and rope painted Mid-Night black. It personifies the term "to Swallow the Anchor"
which means to retire from the sea and settle down.
Consequently, we believe that
it was originally intended to celebrate the retirement of a Merchant or
Naval officer and was made to sit on top of a brick
column marking the corner of the walk way to his house. With the angle iron removed, it now can be used as
a retirement gift and easily personalized with an engraved plaque to be used
as an ornament and placed on any large piece of
Reference: The Oxford Companion to Ships and
the Sea; 'swallow the anchor, to', a nautical term meaning to retire from sea life and settle down
from the right
view of anchor showing
the normal small marks of handling, but
nothing of significance. The rusty iron metal frame that was mounted on
the base has been removed along with its six screws, but will
PACKING: Due to
the nature of
this item, special protective packaging is used for shipment. We price
shipping honestly, but we expect to be
reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials and handling. In
the continental U.S. shipping an item of this weight and large size will
OUR UNCONDITIONAL NO NONSENSE
GUARANTEE: If not completely
satisfied with your purchase it
may be returned within five days of receipt in its original packaging if
without damage. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only
a prior email authorization from us for the return is required. Shipping
charges are included in this offer within the continental United States
if an error is due to our fault.
buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have
satisfied customers in
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands,
Canada, Chile, Republic of China, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of
Congo, Denmark, Estonia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong
Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan,
Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand,
Nigeria, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal,
Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South
Africa, Spain, St. Maarten, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey,
United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
OF PAYMENT are Bank wire
transfer, cashier's check, money order, or personal check in which
case the item will be held until cleared. Our prices are
quoted net to us so that the use of credit cards
or PayPal incur extra charges. Terms on overseas
sales are different.
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