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Engraved Whalebone Busk

Auction:
2538B
Lot:
220
Sold for:
$1,126$950

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2538B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 06, 2011 11:00AM

Description:

Engraved Whalebone Busk, 19th century, depicting six whalemen in a whaleboat harpooning a sperm whale, (imperfections), 1 5/8 x 13 5/8 in.
Estimate $300-500

3/4 x 3/8 in. loss on one end (upper whale's head) backed with a similar shaped whalebone piece, bust slightly warped.

Keywords

head, Baleen, Bone, Corsetry, Sperm Whale

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