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Item Details

Temp #20
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00
Last UpdatedMay 1, 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. Lobed top. Length 12.25."

Condition

Old break near lobed top, possibly done around the time of making. Gummy residue on edge of rounded end.

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