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Please take note: Each of the Johnson's carvings are originals. Though similar to the one pictured, each piece will vary slightly as original hand-carved artwork should. Carvings listed as "Ready to Ship" will be shipped within 48 business hours of order. Allow approximately eight to ten weeks after placing a custom order for your Johnson carving to be produced. We will notify you via phone or email if the production of the selected item cannot be accomplished within the suggested length of time.
Shipping costs will be quoted after the order is received.
Customized finishes, adjustments to the size and scale, as well as varying details can be achieved for you at an additional charge. Please write or call us so we can discuss your project and quote you a price for custom work created specifically to your desire and specifications. Skipjack Nautical Wares together with the artists that we represent strive to create the perfect custom product to your satisfaction.
Folk carved Bellamy style eagle holding the banner "Don't Give Up the Ship" clasp in its claws. Carved and decorated by Virginia artists Jac & Patricia Johnson, this art pieces after the famous carving advertises the legendary heroic words stated by Captain James Lawrence after being mortally wounded in the engagement between his ship, the U.S. frigate Chesapeake, and HMS Shannon on 1 June 1813. As the wounded Lawrence was carried below, he ordered "Tell the men to fire faster! Don't give up the ship!"
Measures 48" long X 16" tall X 3 1/2" projection.
Great art piece celebrating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812!
THIS ARTWORK IS A CUSTOM ORDER.
Dealers of nautical antiques and collectibles, marine art, lamps, lighting, ship salvage and hardware, Skipjack sells quality nautical furniture and furnishings, marine instruments, model boats, nautical gifts and decor. Skipjack’s Marine Art Gallery features marine paintings, sculptures, ship models and folk art featuring mermaids, whales, fish and fowl.