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Lot #112
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00
Last UpdatedJune 18, 2019

Description

SCRIMSHAW BALEEN PLAQUE Dated 1815
In the shape of a lobed busk, though far too large to be used for that purpose. Signed and dated on reverse J.B. AD 1815". Obverse depicts five vignettes: an array of whaling implements, a ship, a palace, a heart surrounded by flowers, and a whaling scene of a whaleboat fast to a right whale. The whaleboat is carrying seven men, all wearing hats, and a flag is flying off its stern. Vignettes are separated by sawtooth borders. Length 18.5".
Provenance:
Karl Wede, Saugerties, New York, 1968
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The Collection of Paul Vardeman."

Condition

Some roughness at edges, mostly on reverse.

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