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14396 Very Well Engraved Antique Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk

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14396  Antique Scrimshaw Busk
This very attractive antique scrimshaw whalebone busk is engraved, top to bottom, with an embracing couple, a bonneted lady, scene with a giraffe, lion and ostrich, an American eagle with flag shield, and a vine entwined banner at the bottom.  Heart shaped top.  13/12 in. long,  1 7/8 in, wide.  Two hairline age cracks.  American, 19th. C.  

The source of the image of the bonneted lady is a wood engraving in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Oct. 1851, p.720.

14396 Antique Scrimshaw Busk
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