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Lot #102
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$10,000.00
High Estimate$15,000.00
Last UpdatedJune 18, 2019

Description

RARE AND UNUSUAL SCRIMSHAW PANBONE TUB Mid-19th Century
Constructed from a scrimshaw base plate and multiple staves, two with heart-shaped handles, bound with baleen hoops. Base plate depicts a whaling scene of a whaleship and four whaleboats in pursuit of a large pod of whales. The whaleship is flying a pennant from the central mast and the figurehead is in the form of a harpooner poised with his harpoon. Each whaleboat carries six whalemen. Approx. height 6.75. Approx. width 9.25".
Provenance:
Private Collection, having been discovered in New York City.

The Collection of Paul Vardeman."

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