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Lot #26
Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00
Last UpdatedOctober 2, 2019


Central panel depicts a flower blossom set on a stepped base. Panel flanked by verses in script lettering: Accept dear girl the best from me Carved by my humble hand I took it form a sperm whales jaw One thousand miles from land" and "In many a gale has been the whale In which this bone did rest His time is past his bone at last Must now support thy brest [sic]". Panels separated by fine geometric bands. Foliate elements at each end and below text in left panel. Engraved "MA" on reverse. Busk lobed at one end and curved at other. Length 14"."


Cracks at both ends, one extending approx. 7 and othe rother approx. 3". Very slightly warped.
This item will not be shipped internationally without a CITES permit. Obtaining CITES and any other necessary permits is the obligation of the buyer."

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