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Lot #43
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$21,000.00(hammer price)
 $25,200.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 25, 2019

Description

DOUBLE-SIDED SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE PLAQUE Mid-19th Century
Obverse depicts a whaling scene with a whaleship and four whaleboats in pursuit of a pod of six whales. Each whaleboat is carrying six whalemen, most wearing hats, and the ship is flying assorted flags from the mast. Unique depiction of the vapor emanating from the whales' blowholes. Reverse with portrait of a whaleship, with two whaleboats on davits and two lookouts in the masts. The depiction of the ocean and the waves lapping against the hull is particularly well-executed. Fine line border along the perimeter of both sides. Plaque 6.75 x 9.25". Includes custom stand. Height overall 8".
The ship portrait on this plaque was reproduced by Artek.
Provenance:
Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection, Sotheby's New York, April 29-30, 1983, Lot #462.
Richard A. Bourne Company, Hyannis, Massachusetts, August 5, 1986, Lot #79.
Private Collection.

The Collection of Paul Vardeman."

Condition

Pierced hole at top for mounting. Very slight rougness around perimeter, but generally very well preserved.

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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