Rendering of the brig Simoda 127ft built at the Annapolis ship yard in Nova Scotia Canada 1865. Flying the red ensign flag, a successful merchant ship with 15 entries in Lloyd's American and foreign shipping registry from 1865-1872. Hand painted on porcelain oval plaque 9 1/2" x 7 3/8". Excellent condition with little fading,no chips or cracks and sharp details. Hand lead soldered copper wire hanging bracket. Some stains and age appropriate patina on reverse. The ship's name Simoda is the 19th Century spelling of the then newly opened Japanese shipping port of Shimoda
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