Company Treasures

Below are descriptions and pictures, where available, of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights treasures stored in Ironmongers Hall. The original listing was made by Mr S.E. Tomkins OBE, Liveryman and his wife in 1977 when the Company moved from the Baltic Exchange to its current premises.  This work developed further by the Honorary Historian, Mr David I Moor, Liveryman and Past Prime Warden to whom all credit should be given for researching, confirming and cataloguing the items shown.

Some entries remain without photographs but in an effort to make them available for the livery to view they have been listed all the same.  New amendments and pictures will continue to be added as they become available but it is hoped that the treasures, which have been largely unseen, will now have the opportunity to be admired by all.

‘H.M. Queen Elizabeth II’
‘H.M. Queen Elizabeth II’

Oil painting on canvas, by M. Easton, believed to be ...

‘H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh’
‘H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh’

Presented by L.J. Brown. At the Court Meeting on 10th. October ...

‘Oceanic’
‘Oceanic’

Presented by 1945 C.E. Torrey, Liveryman                                                     Bequeathed 1973 by the ...

‘Otaheite’
‘Otaheite’

The survey was conducted by Captain James Cook with Bligh ...

“Argosy”
“Argosy”

Believed to be of Japanese origin. Bequeathed 1997 by Jack A. ...

“Canopus”
“Canopus”

Mounted on a green marble base 15.1/2in x 8.1/2 in ...

“City of London” and “Royal Shipwright”
“City of London” and “Royal Shipwright”

Presented 1992 by Paulin Denham Christie, Assistant to the Court,  ...

“Cutty Sark”
“Cutty Sark”

Rigged model made of teak, walnut and ivory by Holman ...

“Deb”
“Deb”

On stand engraved:  "DEB" PROTOTYPE 5.5 METRE CLASS the ...

“Empire Kitchener”
“Empire Kitchener”

Twin labels in case inscribed: STANDARD 15 KNOT CARGO LINER ...

“Mingualay”
“Mingualay”

Presented 1993 by Mrs Jocelyn Newman in memory of her ...

“Oswald Talbot (son of Edward) Freeman of the City of London, 1862-1932
“Oswald Talbot (son of Edward) Freeman of the City of London, 1862-1932

Inscribed in pencil on back of canvas: 223788 Talbot ...

“The Ark”
“The Ark”

Model made of cedar by M. G. Warner, joiner, from ...

“The Ark” Cigar Cabinet
“The Ark” Cigar Cabinet

Oak with silver mounts (on one side, a dove at ...

“New” Staff head and mount
“New” Staff head and mount

Engraved below hallmarks: LAMBERT COVENTRY STREET  Two piece wooden staff with ...

“Old” Staff head and mount
“Old” Staff head and mount

During the first 600 years of the existence of the ...

12-in. Armstrong scale
12-in. Armstrong scale

Originally owned by Edward L. Attwood, and engraved with his ...

1877 Exhibition Medal
1877 Exhibition Medal

Inscribed round the back, outside twin laurel branches:  COMPETITIVE ...

1882 Exhibition Medals
1882 Exhibition Medals

Inscribed round the face, outside twin laurel branches:  COMPETITIVE ...

1882 Exhibition Medals
1882 Exhibition Medals

22ct Gold.     Weight: 62 gms.     Diameter: 1.7/8 ins.  Made by ...

Amsterdam Sailing Ship
Amsterdam Sailing Ship

 Two jib sails, three square sails and pennons on fore ...

Assistant’s gowns
Assistant’s gowns

Twenty two Assistant's gowns Blue cloth, trimmed with black velvet at ...

Beadle’s gown
Beadle’s gown

Blue cloth with black velvet at shoulder, and five rows ...

Chain for Prime Warden’s Lady’s Jewel
Chain for Prime Warden’s Lady’s Jewel

Gold,  supplied by John Donald of Chelsea.                 Presented 1984 by J.E. ...

Clerk’s Badge
Clerk’s Badge

Silver gilt.  Purchased 1993 (371/1993)

Clerk’s gowns
Clerk’s gowns

Two Clerk's gowns.  Black cloth. Purchased,  probably 1955 (257/1955), (258/1955)

Collection of Dockyard Paintings by R. Dodd
Collection of Dockyard Paintings by R. Dodd

Tinted engravings, 25.5" x15" (34" x 25" over frame) painted ...

Company Bronze Medal
Company Bronze Medal

On the front, embossed Company Coat of Arms.  On the ...

Company Bronze Medal  (Albert E. Neary)
Company Bronze Medal (Albert E. Neary)

 Formerly held by the Albert E Neary, Liveryman. On one side ...

Company Bronze Medal (Mrs. Grace Neary)
Company Bronze Medal (Mrs. Grace Neary)

 Formerly held by Mrs.Grace.Neary, wife of Albert Neary,  Liveryman. On one ...