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1981 Collectible Plate, Sea-Witch, The Great Clipper Ships Collection, Limited Edition, Decorative Plate, Wall Decor,
A beautiful limited edition 1981 collector plate from The Franklin Mint. It is from The Great Clipper Ships Collection. This plate is the Sea-Witch. This would be a lovely addition to your home decor or as a gift. Great for hanging on a wall or added to a china cabinet.
Sea Witch (1846-1856) was an American clipper ship designed by naval architect John W. Griffiths. The owners of the ship were Howland & Aspinwall. She was launched on December 8, 1846. She was designed and built by the shipbuilding firm of Smith & Dimon in New York City. This clipper ship was made for the speedy movement of high-value freight, such as porcelain and tea, from China to the United States East Coast. The figurehead was a Chinese dragon with an open mouth and a partly coiled tail. In 1849 she made a record-setting run from Hong Kong to New York in 74 days. After gold was discovered in California the ship's owners transferred her from the China trade to traveling from the East Coast to San Francisco instead.
Name: Sea Witch
Owner: Howland & Aspinwall, New York
Builder: Smith & Dimon, New York
Launched: Dec. 8, 1846
Fate: Wrecked on a reef 12 miles off Havana, 1856
Class and type: Extreme clipper
Tons burthen: 908 tons
Length: 170 ft. 3 in.
Beam: 33 ft. 11 in.
Draft: 19 ft.
***The above description of the Sea-Witch will be included on tan card stock***
9 inches in diameter
Wood Plate Stand Included
This plate is in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks, or crazing.
***This is not a food plate. For display only***
It would make a great housewarming, hostess, wedding, shower, or holiday gift. A wonderful gift for the lover of tall ships. A great piece to add to your collection.
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