As I work through rebuilding the site and adding items of interest, I am finding gear and goods that I will be ordering and you might like. This is what I came across today.
These Susquehana Glass Clipper Ship pattern glasses are beautiful. I no longer have a complete set of anything other than “French Jam Jars” and lots of coffee cups, but these are very appealing, so it’s tempting.
Details: Clipper ship pattern on 14-ounce double old fashion, “high-ball” glasses, and coffee cups. The are in sets of four and are hand-cut, sand etched, and lead-free. Whatever beverage you have in them forms the back drop . . . what about creme de menthe? They then will appear to be floating in a sea . . . or wine for the “wine dark seas” of Homer (more recently accredited to Patrick O’Brien’s wonderful novel “The Wine Dark Sea).
This is hand-painted oil on canvas (20×24), unstreched and unframed. Framed paintings are available.
This is a reasonable price for an oil; my favorite (of those I can afford) is still one I picked up at a garage sale.
Inquiries were sent to historical societies to no avail re the painter K. Haskell. Also it has been posted on a site for some years and received dozens of inquiries from people who had the same painting with the identical signature. All want to know of its painter and value. So far, it’s still a mystery.
American Ship Models and How to Build Them (Dover Maritime)
Easy-to-learn techniques, arranged in order of difficulty, range from relatively simple models to complicated square-riggers.
Starting with the construction of a half-hull ship model, the book advances to a whole-hull model and replicas of twelve vessels, with separate chapters on rigging, gear and furniture, and tools and materials.
Tags: gifts from the sea.