Heart-Pierced and Engraved Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, Probably New England, dated 1872
Property from a Martha's Vineyard Collection
Heart-Pierced and Engraved Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, Probably New England, dated 1872

22 January 2021 • New York

Heart-Pierced and Engraved Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, Probably New England, dated 1872
Heart-Pierced and Engraved Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, Probably New England, dated 1872
Heart-Pierced and Engraved Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, Probably New England, dated 1872
Heart-Pierced and Engraved Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, Probably New England, dated 1872
Heart-Pierced and Engraved Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, Probably New England, dated 1872
Heart-Pierced and Engraved Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, Probably New England, dated 1872
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Heart-Pierced and Engraved Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, Probably New England, dated 1872

Heart-Pierced and Engraved Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, Probably New England, dated 1872

Heart-Pierced and Engraved Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, Probably New England, dated 1872

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

1 day, 12 hours

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January 22, 03:59 PM (GMT)

January 22, 03:59 PM (GMT)

This lot has been withdrawn

Description

Property from a Martha's Vineyard Collection

Heart-Pierced and Engraved Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk

Probably New England

dated 1872


Made of pan bone, the top with rounded edges and a pierced inverted heart, above which the engraved initials E L, below which the engraved name Martha above a pinwheel and the date 1872, further engraved with potted flowers, a heart with the initials M C and a five-pointed star, with a later metal stand

Length 12 in.

Condition report

Appears to be in overall good condition. Very minor signs of scratching to surface. On a later stand.


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Provenance

Hyland Granby Antiques, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.