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Scrimshaw Engraved Whale Panbone

Auction:
2558M
Lot:
604
Sold for:
$8,295$7,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2558M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 14, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Scrimshaw Engraved Whale Panbone, 19th century, rectangular panel decorated with a scene of a whaling ship, a dead whale with two whalemen and whaleboat beginning to process it, a spouting and a diving whale with nearby whaleboat with whalemen attempting to harpoon it, with mountainous landscape in the distance with possible smoking volcano, 5 x 14 1/2 in.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Panel slightly warped.

Keywords

Economic history of the United States, Economy of Japan, Fishing, Harpoons, Scrimshaw, Whale, Whaleboat, Whaler, Whaling

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