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Item Details

Temp #22
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00
Last UpdatedMarch 13, 2019

Description

SCRIMSHAW PANBONE PLAQUE WITH STOVED BOAT SCENE Circa 1840
After a painting by James Stewart. Depicts a whaling scene with a whaleship, a harpooned whale and three whaleboats, one of which is stoved. Nicely detailed to include six whalmen in each upright whaleboat, whalemen in the water surrounding the overturned boat, waves lapping against the whale, whose teeth are visible, a British flag flying off the stern of the whaleship, and another surfaced whale in the distance. Canted top corners and pierced with two holes for mounting. 4.75 x 10.5".
Provenance:
West Sea Company, 2000/2001.
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Condition

Dark patina. Two age cracks extend into the scene from the right edge, longest approx. 4.5. Lower right corner missing; break happened quite some time ago."

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