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Lot #153
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$1,200.00
High Estimate$1,500.00
Last UpdatedJune 6, 2019

Description

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Mid-19th Century
A red and green border comprised of a floral vine, a diamond design and solid panels surrounds images of an urn of red flowers, a still life of a book, a horn, a harp and foliate branches, two doves carrying a floral wreath, two hearts nestled in foliage, two doves perched on a birdbath, sprigs of red flowers, and the verse She would sit and weep At what a Sailor suffers". Verse, a line from William Cowper's "The Task", is engraved in Gothic lettering and is backed by an arrow and surrounded by arabesque scrolls. Length 12.25".
The Alexander MacCormick Scrimshaw Collection. 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

No damages noted.

The description of the item above may not be the final version used in the catalog. The descriptions are as yet unedited and may contain mistakes. The description, estimates and photos could all be wrong. In rare cases they may not end up in this sale. Once the items have received their lot number the descriptions will have been changed if needed.

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