I don't know a blessed thing about the ship shown on this slab of slate, and it's not for lack of trying to find out. Dang!
T are several schematic shipbuilder's drawing of the "Isiah L. Jefferson" - a Grand Banks Fisherman schooner.
It's in really, really nice condition with no remarkable chips or cracks or other goof-ups. Size: 24" by 16" by 5/8" - and it's heavy. 18 lbs.
Centered at the bottom is the name of the ship: "Isiah L. Jefferson." Right above that, it says "Grand Banks Fisherman."
I don't know how the drawings are etched or engraved into the slate, but the detail is SUPER! I've seen one other of these over the last fifty years or so, but I still don't know diddly-squat about them.
at 341, I have two "Prime Directive:"
First: I never, under any circumstances, use a reserve, and everything starts at $9, sometimes even less.
Second: I don't clean, repair, or otherwise monkey around with anything. I push enough dust aside to note any flaws, but if I discovered it in some dusty attic, you can look forward to a little dust on it when it gets to your house. If it has a flow or a wart, I'll tell you about it.