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KING NEPTUNE1993

King Neptune once the figure head of H.M.S.. Irresistible man of war built in Chatham dockyard but stationed in the Bermuda dockyard from 1868-94. The original wooden figurehead  was placed in the parade ground below the Commissioners house, now H.M.S. Malabar, when Irresistible was broken  up.  The wooden carving by 1995 had become a much loved relic but was in a very poor state.  I was asked to replace it with a stone copy that would stand the weather for a considerable time.

The original was shipped in pieces to our workshop in Bristol  and a team of apprentice carvers ( Manjit Phal. Adam Dabel. Iain Cotton. and Ian McAvoy.) under my direction made the copy using Canovas’ pointing system (BELOW) The figure is made from nine tons of Indiana limestone and is in three sections.

We were very pleased to work for DR Edward Harris Director of the Bermuda Maritime Museum on this project.