Ca. 1920. Unusual three dimensional memento with the ship painted on canvas and framed within an imitation wood lifebuoy decorated with the name of the ship and a painting of the American flag to the left and Australian maritime flag to the right.
The painting of the ship is signed A. West in the lower corner, mostly concealed by the frame. The whole encircled in thick twine held in place by the bands of the lifebuoy, with the top portion to be used to hang this clever piece on the wall.
9 inches in diameter, with the painting at the center attached to verso with the original thumb tacks. Some bumping of the surface around the edges, but wonderfully presentable. A fine period piece in very good condition. Item #24736