Very Fine and Rare Whalebone Scrimshaw Wall Pocket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, circa 1870
Property from a Martha's Vineyard Collection
Very Fine and Rare Whalebone Scrimshaw Wall Pocket
mounted on a later carved wood and parcel-ebonized frame; together with documents from a whale ship
Height 29 in. by Width 25 7/8 in.
The documents very fragile and brittle.
The pocket in overall very good condition with minor old breaks and area of repair secured with wire reinforcements. Some of the mounted balls replaced. Old age cracks and tiny losses commensurate with age.
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