- Pattern: Swan Boats
- Not Vintage: 1994
- Details: This is an absolutely beautiful carved trinket box. It has a romantic theme of Swan Boats on the lagoon at the Boston Public Gardens, a tradition that goes back 150 years! The carving detail is exceptional. It is in the Scrimshaw style which is a highly detailed carving/engravings, traditionally done in bone or ivory, originated by whalers. This one, while not made of bone or ivory, is highly detailed, just look at the bridge railings, the planks on the boat and faces on the swans, all clearly depicted. It is signed by the artist: Kovago ’94”. The carving is only on the lid, the inside is lined with black velvet-like material and so is the underside. A truly great gift for a special someone. Could serve as a gift box for jewelry or other small item. Great for a shelf or side table decor.
- Material: Composite/Resin
- Dimensions: 3.75 inches Long, 1.75 inches Tall.
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Excellent Condition. PLEASE REVIEW ALL PICTURES BEFORE PURCHASING. ALL SALES FINAL. Please remember these are USED items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear, and imperfections.
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The Swan Boats are still available to enjoy today at the Boston Public Gardens. They started in that very place in the 1870’s when Robert Paget, (they are still owned and operated by the Paget family), was granted a boat for hire license by the City of Boston. In 1877, Robert and others introduced a new kind of boat, much like a catamaran, which housed a paddle wheel arrangement that was foot-propelled. They didn’t want people to see the driver, so Robert came up with the large Swan. After his passing Robert’s younger son, John, took over the business. With increasing popularity of the Swan Boats, John built larger boats with five benches on each boat. The current fleet consists of six boats, the oldest of which was built under John in 1910. In 2011 the Swan Boats at the Public Gardens was designated a Boston landmark.