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Skinner's Historic Maritime Online Auction 2900T 6/9/16 Lot 1092.  Estimate $400-600. Realized: $1,400.  Description: Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Busk, America, 19th century, one shaped and one rounded end, decorated on one side with a central panel depicting a whaleship flying an American flag, a harpooned whale, and two whale boats, inscribed "Whale," lg. 12 1/2 in.

Skinner's Historic Maritime Online Auction 2900T 6/9/16 Lot 1092. Estimate $400-600. Realized: $1,400. Description: Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Busk, America, 19th century, one shaped and one rounded end, decorated on one side with a central panel depicting a whaleship flying an American flag, a harpooned whale, and two whale boats, inscribed "Whale," lg. 12 1/2 in.

Engraved Antique Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk

Engraved Antique Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk

Carved New England baleen busk, ca. 1800, with an American shield, a memorial scene, and trees, 13 3/4" l.

Carved New England baleen busk, ca. 1800, with an American shield, a memorial scene, and trees, 13 3/4" l.

Antique Whale Tooth Scrimshaw

Antique Whale Tooth Scrimshaw

Above: See the full scrimshaw busk and a detail that shows whaling ships sailing into port. (From the Charles Whipple Greene Museum in Warren, Rhode Island, via the New Bedford Whaling Museum Blog) Top: Two scrimshaw "whalebone" busks from the early 1800s housed at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware. (Via Winterthur.org)

Above: See the full scrimshaw busk and a detail that shows whaling ships sailing into port. (From the Charles Whipple Greene Museum in Warren, Rhode Island, via the New Bedford Whaling Museum Blog) Top: Two scrimshaw "whalebone" busks from the early 1800s housed at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware. (Via Winterthur.org)

Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, possibly by George LeCluse, a London South Sea whaleman, c. 1845, with three engraved reserves, depicting allegorical, literary, or historical figures, two figures

Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, possibly by George LeCluse, a London South Sea whaleman, c. 1845, with three engraved reserves, depicting allegorical, literary, or historical figures, two figures

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