WoW ~ What an amazing piece this Handmade 19thC Schrimshaw Eagle’s Head Danish Navy Ship ODIN 1871 is!
Handmade to celebrate the ‘laying down’ of the Danish Battleship , The Odin , in 1871.
Believed to be made from Danish Elk Horn or Red Elk antlers and a presumed ‘one off’ piece possibly made by someone whom worked on the vessel during 1871 Or possibily a local resident
The first link below provides accurate details regarding the basics of Danish Battleship ODIN.
The 2nd link provides interesting reading about the mythology behind ODIN .
NOTE:~ You will find various dates to the ship in question ~ The key words are “Laid Down”. The ship was laid down in 1871 and anything that states otherwise is simply incorrect.
An illustration of Odin, in the shape of an eagle, stealing the Mead of Poetry from Suttunger, from an Icelandic century manuscript. Odin speaks only in poems, and the ability to compose poetry is a gift he grants at his pleasure.
An illustration of Odin, in the shape of an eagle, stealing the Mead of Poetry from Suttunger, from an Icelandic 18th century manuscript. Odin speaks only in poems, and the ability to compose poetry is a gift he grants at his pleasure.
An amazing character in Norse mythology & possibly all mythology , Odin was capable of taking many forms , not the least interesting being an Eagle!
If you have an interest in this exceptional piece I would suggest that it will pay to do some accurate research on both the mythology behind ODIN & the ship for which this handsome piece was created for!
Sourced from the U.S. from an area which had America’s largest Danish expat population during the closing 20 years of the 19thC.
This stunning Handmade 19thC Schrimshaw Eagle’s Head Danish Navy Ship ODIN 1871 is a very impressive antique , especially when handled in person & is guaranteed to present considerably better than the images here suggest!
Made from the featuring the natural curve of the Danish Elk or Red Deer , which add’s to the piece’s uniqueness and rarity.
At approx; 16 cm’s from base to top of eagles head , it is by no means a small piece.
It remains in fantastic original condition with no damage.
The hand carved feathers & carving of the entire piece has been executed by a master carver of the genre and is guaranteed to impress any critic.
The eagles eye is formed with a natural turquoise gemstone and set’s the piece of beautifully.
The beak and every aspect has been superbly crafted!
Priced to provide truly good value , this Handmade 19thC Schrimshaw Eagle’s Head Danish Navy Ship ODIN 1871 will not been seen again , anywhere!
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