Cutty Sark 1869 Ships Wheel Apron

Cutty Sark 1869 Ships Wheel Apron

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Our navy blue Cutty Sark 1869 Ships Wheel Apron features a classic white distressed silhouette of the Cutty Sark with its date of launch (1869) surrounded by the ships wheel which is reminiscent of the stamped markings that were once applied to her cargo.

February 1870 was the first of eight voyages the ship successfully made to China in pursuit of tea. However, Cutty Sark never became the fastest ship on the tea trade. Dogged by bad winds and misfortune, she never lived up to the high expectations of her owner during these years. The closest the ship came to winning the tea race was in 1872, when she had the opportunity to race rival clipper ship Thermopylae head to head for the first time.

This Apron is exclusive to Royal Museums Greenwich and is part of our RMG Exclusives.

Specifications:

Measurements: W 23.5" x H 33" or W 60 x H 84 cm

Material: 100% Cotton

Washable: Machine Washable at 30º

Do not Tumble Dry

Do not Iron Motif

Made in the UK

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