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Lot #325
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$2,700.00(hammer price)
 $3,240.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 25, 2019

Description

SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Mid-19th Century
Lavishly engraved with multiple vignettes including hex signs, a sun face, a spread-wing eagle with banner, arrows and olive branches, and a fan with a central oval profile bust portrait. Vignettes on a stippled background surrounded by foliate, half-circle and other decorative borders. Busk is lobed at top. Length 12.25.
From a Long Island Collection."

Condition

Old break near lobed top, possibly done around the time of making. Gummy residue previously mentioned is no londer present.

This item will not be shipped internationally without a CITES permit. Obtaining CITES and any other necessary permits is the obligation of the buyer.

The description of the item above may not be the final version used in the catalog. The descriptions are as yet unedited and may contain mistakes. The description, estimates and photos could all be wrong. In rare cases they may not end up in this sale. Once the items have received their lot number the descriptions will have been changed if needed.

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