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Scrimshaw Whalebone Stay-Busk

A sailor’s love token. The red stain scrimshaw decoration depicts a whaling scene with sailing ship and harpoonists in they longboat being overturned by a whale and may well be recording a major tragedy in December 1847 in which a third mate and four men from the Acushnet were killed and later became the inspiration for Herman Melville’s novel, Moby Dick.
See Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders by N.Flaydesman p.24
Mid 19th century.
Stock No. 8219G

Scrimshaw is the art of carving or otherwise fashioning useful or decorative articles as practised primarily by whalemen, sailors or others associated with nautical
pursuits. The basic materials of the artefacts are from the whale. Other materials may be taken from various forms of sea life, shells, or diverse materials gathered in areas visited by ships, as well as woods, metals, etc. normally carried or used aboard ship. The artefacts must have a nautical association in respect of one or more of the
following: maker, method or materials.

Price: £2,750.00




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Scrimshaw Whalebone Stay-Busk

A sailor’s love token. The red stain scrimshaw decoration depicts a whaling scene with sailing ship and harpoonists in they longboat being overturned by a whale and may well be recording a major tragedy in December 1847 in which a third mate and four men from the Acushnet were killed and later became the inspiration for Herman Melville’s novel, Moby Dick.
See Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders by N.Flaydesman p.24
Mid 19th century.
Stock No. 8219G

Scrimshaw is the art of carving or otherwise fashioning useful or decorative articles as practised primarily by whalemen, sailors or others associated with nautical
pursuits. The basic materials of the artefacts are from the whale. Other materials may be taken from various forms of sea life, shells, or diverse materials gathered in areas visited by ships, as well as woods, metals, etc. normally carried or used aboard ship. The artefacts must have a nautical association in respect of one or more of the
following: maker, method or materials.

Price: £2,750.00

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