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Item Details

Temp #1
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$30,000.00
High Estimate$50,000.00
Last UpdatedMay 14, 2019

Description

VERY RARE PIECE OF PAINTED PANBONE Mid-19th Century
One of the largest pieces of panbone we have ever seen. Depicts panoramic whaling scene of a whaleship cutting in and whaleboats in pursuit of a large pod of sperm whales. One boat has been stoved, one boat is attacking and the third is rowing away from a waifed whale. The whaleship is flying a blue agent's flag from the central mast and smoke is visible on deck from the tryworks. A gull swims alongside the whales in the foreground and another whaleship and pod of whales are in the distance. Scene framed within a flowering acanthus leaf border. Oil paint executed in shades of green, blue, black, red and sienna. 10.75 x 20".
Provenance:
The Collection of Robert Dowd, Richard A. Bourne Company, August 7, 1984, Lot #240.
Jeffrey and Francine Cohen Collection, Richard A. Bourne Company, July 31, 1989, Lot #113.
A Maryland Collection.
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Condition

Typical curvature of panbone. Some light wear. Generally well preserved.

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