Massim Figurative Spatula Pre 1842

  • Title
    Massim Figurative Spatula Pre 1842
  • Location
    Massim region
  • Date
    Pre 1842
  • Size
    30cm (L)
  • Price
    $2,800.00

This is one of two spatulas from Rev Waterhouse’s collection.  Rev Waterhouse was the general superintendent of the Wesleyan Mission in Australiasia and Polynesia. Although we do not know when he collected the spatulas, it was obviously prior to his death in 1842.   This is an extremely finely detailed spatula.  Starting from the top the ‘cap’ has very finely incised holes around the top, the nose is pierced, with ears in relief and remnants of lime in the eyes.  The body is highly stylized with scroll work.   Note also the legs and arms are separate with a deeply incised groove. At the blade end of the spatula there is also a very elegant zig zag band of carving.

This spatula includes a custom metal stand.

Rev John Waterhouse  (1789-1842 )

from Colonial Times (Hobart) 5th April 1842

We have the melancholy task of recording the decease of the Rev. John Waterhouse, on Wednesday last, at his residence in Campbell-street, after a long illness occasioned by a severe cold caught at Ross, through remaining and preaching in that Settlement in wet clothes for several hours, and his constitution having been previously affected by the extreme hot weather he had encountered on a late Missionary visit to the Friendly and Fejee Islands. Mr. Waterhouse was General Superintendent of the Wesleyan Church and Missions in Australasia and Polynesia, and from his conduct and general deportment he was well qualified for the successful discharge of his duty. His death will be a great loss to the Wesleyan Church, but more especially in this Colony, where a late Chairman possessing too much talent without consistency and prudence had occasioned a rupture and certain feelings in a Congregation and Society the most peaceful and prosperous in the whole connection, that has not yet been thoroughly allayed, and which the suavity of manner and Christian meekness of Mr. Waterhouse was eminently calculated to effect. We learn that his recollection continued to the last; and his death-bed admonitions, advices, example, and triumph over the last enemy of man, through an undeviating faith in the Captain of his Salvation, to his family and friends will be ever remembered and appreciated. We suppose the Rev. Mr. Turner, the Senior Wesleyan Preacher in these Colonies, will take his place until a new appointment from home be officially announced.

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This is one of two spatulas from Rev Waterhouse’s collection.  Rev Waterhouse was the general superintendent of the Wesleyan Mission in Australiasia and Polynesia. Although we do not know when he collected the spatulas, it was obviously prior to his death in 1842.   This is an extremely finely detailed spatula.  Starting from the top the ‘cap’ has very finely incised holes around the top, the nose is pierced, with ears in relief and remnants of lime in the eyes.  The body is highly stylized with scroll work.   Note also the legs and arms are separate with a deeply incised groove. At the blade end of the spatula there is also a very elegant zig zag band of carving.

This spatula includes a custom metal stand.

Rev John Waterhouse  (1789-1842 )

from Colonial Times (Hobart) 5th April 1842

We have the melancholy task of recording the decease of the Rev. John Waterhouse, on Wednesday last, at his residence in Campbell-street, after a long illness occasioned by a severe cold caught at Ross, through remaining and preaching in that Settlement in wet clothes for several hours, and his constitution having been previously affected by the extreme hot weather he had encountered on a late Missionary visit to the Friendly and Fejee Islands. Mr. Waterhouse was General Superintendent of the Wesleyan Church and Missions in Australasia and Polynesia, and from his conduct and general deportment he was well qualified for the successful discharge of his duty. His death will be a great loss to the Wesleyan Church, but more especially in this Colony, where a late Chairman possessing too much talent without consistency and prudence had occasioned a rupture and certain feelings in a Congregation and Society the most peaceful and prosperous in the whole connection, that has not yet been thoroughly allayed, and which the suavity of manner and Christian meekness of Mr. Waterhouse was eminently calculated to effect. We learn that his recollection continued to the last; and his death-bed admonitions, advices, example, and triumph over the last enemy of man, through an undeviating faith in the Captain of his Salvation, to his family and friends will be ever remembered and appreciated. We suppose the Rev. Mr. Turner, the Senior Wesleyan Preacher in these Colonies, will take his place until a new appointment from home be officially announced.