Waterline model of brig ‘Vanguard’ featuring single topsails and a long bowsprit with a yard set above the bowsprit to spread the head rigging. The vessel is flushed decked, with quarter galleries, a male figurehead, and is fitted with handspike windlass and quarter boats on davits. The model scale is 1:96. A plaque on the case records that the vessel was trading between London and Sydney 1837-42 and was made by senior apprentice HC Pearce in 1842.
Made by a former crew member, this model is a fine example of sailors’ handiwork. Seafarers often crafted detailed models o to commemorate the ships they worked on.