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Item Details

Temp #1
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$1,200.00
High Estimate$1,800.00
Last UpdatedNovember 27, 2018

Description

SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Mid-19th Century
Depicts an arch of stars, a foliate design, a key suspending two hearts backed by arrows, crossing British and American flags, a three-masted ship at sail, a building with twin clock towers, a ship running before the wind off a lighthouse, and a potted flowering plant. Images are separated by narrow bands, one in a serrated design, two in a crosshatch design, one in a harlequin design and two vacant. Five lower images are flanked by a barber's-pole border. Lower edge of busk with rounded cut corners. Length 13. This item will not be shipped internationally without a CITES permit. Obtaining CITES and any other necessary permits is the obligation of the buyer."

Condition

Very slight warp. Unobtrusive tape residue on reverse.

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