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Item Details

Lot #228
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$550.00(hammer price)
 $660.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 25, 2019

Description

SCRIMSHAW BALEEN BUSK Mid-19th Century
Depicts ten vignettes: a tree, a church flying a Union Jack from the tower, a garden gate, a geometric sunburst design, a verse, a house with central chimney and nearby tree, a three-masted schooner, entwined pierced hearts over leafy plants, a vacant cartouche and a repetitive geometric sunburst design. Verse Let not Absence Banish Love While I to you Do constant prove" in fine script lettering. Vignettes bordered and separated by sawtooth and other geometric designs. Lower edge of busk with rounded cut corners. Piece of baleen is unusually thick for a busk. Length 13.5".
The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell."

Condition

Small and unobtrusive chips and areas of bug damage.

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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