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Item Details

Lot #88
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$7,000.00
Last UpdatedOctober 3, 2019

Description

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW PANBONE BUSK Mid-19th Century
Finely decorated with three vignettes, separated by thin parallel lines. Upper vignette depicts a full-rigged ship with false gunports at anchor. Central vignette depicts a basket of fruit. Lower vignette, oriented horizontally, depicts a whaling scene with a whaleship cutting in, three whaleboats, one of which is stoved, a surfaced whale, and another ship approaching from the distance. Busk is arched at top and straight at bottom. Length 13.5. Includes metal stand."

Condition

No significant wear or damages noted.

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