wood, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, textile rigging, paper sails and painted surfaces.
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Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
Model of a Chinese, three masted, junk with three guns each side. Two sails, and one missing. Made of wood painted red, yellow and black. Side shows large red dragon. Blue painted Griffon on bow – now missing. Brass anchor. One oriental figure on hinged stairs over port side, which can be raised, with another figure on deck.. Large rudder with tiller on raised, galleried stern castle with ladder from main deck. Small red painted dinghy hanging from stern. Sails can be furled and raised. Capstan with ratchet to raise anchor, which hangs over bow. Wooden cubes used to imitate tea crate cargo on deck.
Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.