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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Circa 1840's Whalebone Box with Decorative Hands

This box from the New Bedford Whaling Museum's outstanding scrimshaw collection was made between 1840 and 1856 of whale bone and ivory, mahogany, wood and tortoiseshell. It employs hands and stars as decorative motifs.

Sunday, August 3, 2014