Pair of Antique Scrimshaw Tusks Crimean War Princess Royal Baltic Sea 1854
One carved with Britannia, the other, Jack Tar. Both have old applied labels, one of which is dated 1854. The Princess Royal. Each approximately 26cm tall.
HMS Princess Royal was a 91-gun second rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 23 June 1853 at Portsmouth.
She took part in both the Baltic Campaign and the naval bombardment of Sebastopol during the Crimean War. She later served as the flagship of Rear-Admiral George St Vincent King in his role as Commander-in-Chief, East Indies and China Station.