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Item Details

Lot #150
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$5,000.00(hammer price)
 $6,000.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 25, 2019

Description

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Mid-19th Century
Red geometric bands separate two vignettes: a whaling scene and a patriotic spread-wing eagle. Whaling scene depicts a whaleship and a six-man whaleboat throwing a harpoon at a surfaced whale that has red blood coming out its blowhole. Eagle clasps a Pluribus Unum" banner in its beak, has an American shield at its breast, and holds a red-striped American flag on pole in its left talon and a multi-star flag in its right talon. Both vignettes with quarter-sun design at corners. Busk with one lobed end. Length 11.25"."

Condition

Very, very slightly warped. No other significant wear or damage noted.

This item will not be shipped internationally without a CITES permit. Obtaining CITES and any other necessary permits is the obligation of the buyer.

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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