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SCRIMSHAW BALEEN BUSK Mid-19th Century
Exceptionally detailed and with sharp contrast between the images and the baleen. Engraved from top to bottom with entwined hearts enclosing palm trees; an island with palm tree; initials "EI"; a house fronted by a large hill; a landscape with trees; entwined foliate hearts; a memorial; and a hex. Images separated by geometric bands. Cross-hatch border. Length 13.38".
Provenance:
Estate of Elizabeth Tukey.



Figure 117 in Through the Eyes of a Collector by Nina Hellman (2015).
Provenance: The Thomas Mittler Scrimshaw Collection.

Exceptionally detailed and with sharp contrast between the images and the baleen. Engraved from top to bottom with entwined hearts enclosing palm trees; an island with palm tree; initials "EI"; a house fronted by a large hill; a landscape with trees; entwined foliate hearts; a memorial; and a hex. Images separated by geometric bands. Cross-hatch border. Length 13.38".
Provenance:
Estate of Elizabeth Tukey.



Figure 117 in Through the Eyes of a Collector by Nina Hellman (2015).
Provenance: The Thomas Mittler Scrimshaw Collection.
Condition: Slight abrasion on front, and slight warping.


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