A 19th century scrimshaw decorated page turner.
The flat whalebone blade with polychrome decoration of female figures, with a trophy of arms and geometric edging. Inscribed on the top Captain James Wells Whaler Dove Greenport. Fitted with a whale's tooth handle, banded and pinned with baleen and inscribed J.W. 12ins. (31cm) long.
£800 - 1,000
930 - 1,200
US$ 1,300 - 1,600
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