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Engraved Whalebone Busk with Whaling Scene

Auction:
2509
Lot:
933
Sold for:
$830$700

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Engraved Whalebone Busk with Whaling Scene, 19th century, the busk engraved with two foliate oval reserves flanking a scene with whalers harpooning a sperm whale, a ship in calm seas, three vessels in rough seas with figures overlooking the scene on a cliff, (busk is warped), lg. 13 1/8 in.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

Economic history of the United States, Economy of Iceland, Sperm whales, Whale, Whaling

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