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Lot #44
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00
Last UpdatedJune 18, 2019

Description

DOUBLE-SIDED SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE PLAQUE Mid-19th Century
Obverse with scene of a whaleship cutting in above an active whaling scene with at least three visible whales and three whaleboats, one of which is stoved. The reverse depicts a warship at sea. Both the whaleship and the warship are flying a variety of flags and pennants, and both have similar large figureheads. A great primitive example. Approx. 7.5 x 5.5".
Provenance:
Maritime Auctions, York, Maine, March 28, 1992, Lot #188.
Easton Maritime Antiques, Easton, Maryland, November 30, 1996.

The Collection of Paul Vardeman."

Condition

Pierced at top corners for hanging. Small chip at one corner's edge. No other damages noted.

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