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ELABORATELY ENGRAVED BONE PANEL TITLED "THE FAREWELL" 19th Century

Depicts a man in a top hat comforting a lady, while his American-flagged ship is at anchor in the distance. Scene is centered below a geometric-patterned Rococo arch, with a foliate vine above, dolphins flanking scene, and a fruiting vine below. Titled in script lettering within a rectangular panel on reverse. Natural formation of the bone, probably a scalpula bone, allows the arched panel to stand on its own. Height 6". Width 5.75".
This piece is probably by the same hand as a tooth sold at Eldred's, The Marine Sale, July 25, 2019, Lot #5, which has a nearly identical Rococo arch and very similar foliate and fruiting vines. That tooth was from the collection of Meylert Armstrong and was illustrated in Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, Whale and Whalemen by E. Norman Flayderman, p. 64 and 66.
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  • Condition: No significant wear or damage noted.


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