If it would only rain figureheads I would be content.
Here is a glorious figurehead from the Seamen's Church in New York. Called "mystery maiden," it is from the nineteenth century and was up for auction at Bonhams on May 25. (In case you're interested, it sold for $30,500. No, I didn't buy it!)
Figureheads, from the illustrated ones in Miss Rumphius, through the unusual Stephanie Seymour "trophy wife" piece, to vintage carvings from actual ships, may just be my favourite form of art.
So I guess it is reigning figureheads around here.