hook (shark hook)

Francis Godolphin Bond (1765-1839)


Large wooden bait hook, with inward-curved point. Braided sennit binding below point. Braided sennit snood. The wood point is probably separate.”
Height (no snood) 300 x width = 170mm.

Originally acquired by 1st Lieutenant Francis Godolphin Bond on the HMS Providence in 1792. Bond donated this item to the Devon and Exeter Institution in 1815, of which he was a proprietor. The Devon & Exeter Institution presented this hook to the Albert Memorial Museum in 1872.

This object is on display at RAMM in the World Cultures gallery.

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