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Framed Whale Bone Scrimshaw Picture, C1800


£795 | $1,108 USD | €926 EUR
Item Number: SA790274
Date of manufacture: 1800
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Curious Antiques
This antique has been viewed 32 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


Interesting framed whale bone scrimshaw picture, c1800.The scrimshaw picture is very well composed and executed and depicts a 3 masted sailing ship displaying an English flag .There is an inscription at the bottom 'The Amphion'. This is a reference to the classical Greek hero and there have been a number of famous ships named 'Amphion'. The rear of the picture is covered in paper which is covered in writing . Unfortunately I cannot make out all the script as it has faded and parts are torn, but it looks to be an extract from a will. The bits I can read say something similar to: ' and behoof of the said Anthony and behoof of the said Samuel of forty years from assigns the sum of eight pounds life subject nevertheless to should be and not as joint tenants and to and for the said Anthony Hendick his lifetime together of fifty pounds and ...' . I am not sure what the frame is made from , it is not wood and it appears to be something similar to slate? The colour/patina is good and clearly shows age. Overall condition is in line with age and use. There have been several repairs to the frame and small losses around the edge. The picture is not currently fixed in the frame (easily rectified). Please refer to the detailed photographs and feel free to contact me with any questions or if you would like to view the item.
Price includes FREE UK shipping.
Size: 14cm long x 12cm wide x 1cm deep. I will happily ship worldwide.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1800.


Height = 14 cm (5.5")
Width = 12 cm (4.7")
Depth = 1 cm (0.4")

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Timeline Antiques Centre
Midland Road
North Walsham
NR28 9JR
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