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A unique example of a cut-out profile of a sperm whale, formed from a sperm whale's panbone (the wide bone at the back of a sperm whale's jaw), and finely scrimshawed on one side, of rich patina overall - the scrimshaw decorations include two three-masted whaling ships approaching from each end of the cut-out, a whaling hunt in the foreground and a very unusual depiction of a narwhal carved centrally to the design - it rests on a black purpose-made display stand
Date circa: 1850
~ overall length 31cm / 12.1in.
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