Colin Lloyd writes to ask if you can help him with some rowing detective work.
I have in my possession a statuette of a rower that was one of a pair that I purchased from an antique shop in Bude, Cornwall some 18-20 years ago. I believe it to be early 20th century due to the style of clothing. We have always been intrigued as to it’s origin, but have been unable to get any info on it even after sending photographs to the Rowing Museum. They did not seem to be interested in following it up!
If you could email me I will send you some photographs to have a look at. The Rower we believe should be holding aloft a trophy of some sort, but it is difficult to anticipate. The blade could be an early example of how they were, or a sea rowing oar.
I picked up your name while looking on my phone to see how I could find out, and noticed that you were reviewing rowing statues, 11th Sept 2013. (Rowperfect) This is a statuette 12-18 inches tall. We would love to be able to find a bit more about it.
Anyone who can help Colin, please comment below.