A fine scrimshawed panbone, mid 19th century, 6.75x10.25in(17x26cm)

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Lot 137
A fine scrimshawed panbone, English, mid 19th century,
6.75x10.25in(17x26cm)

Sold for £ 3,120 (US$ 3,873) inc. premium
A fine scrimshawed panbone, English, mid 19th century,
decorated with whaler and animated whale hunting scene within decorated border, 6.75x10.25in(17x26cm)

Footnotes

  • The panbone is a section of white bone taken from a sperm-whale's jaw and provided a good surface on which to engrave to whaling-scenes.
    This example is exceptional due to the large size, the naive composition of the scene, the good condition and the deep yellow patina.
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