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Clipper ship 'Oriental', late 19th century

Lucius A. Briggs

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The 'Oriental' was built by Jacob Bell, New York for the New York merchants A. A. Low & Brother and in 1849 for the China trade. She holds the New York to Hong Kong record (81 days) and was the first American ship to carry a tea cargo from China to London.

Details

  • Title: Clipper ship 'Oriental', late 19th century
  • Creator: Lucius A. Briggs
  • Physical Dimensions: 40 x 53 cm
  • Provenance: Originally owned by the Crosby Forbes Collection
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: ©Hong Kong Maritime Museum
  • Medium: Watercolour on paper
  • object id: HKMM2011.0182.0008

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