A Large Hand Carved Scrimshaw Related Swordfish Rostrum With Deep Relief Whale Scenes With Wooden (1) - Bone

Description
A Large Hand Carved Scrimshaw Related Swordfish Rostrum With Deep Relief Whale Scenes With Wooden (1) - Bone
asia - 21st century

A bone swordfish (Xiphias gladius) rostrum seated upon a wooden mount. (non CITES)


The bone rostrum is hand carved to one side depicting numerous whales of different species the reverse is plain so it can be displayed as a specimen if desired.


The base of the rostrum has been filled and capped to preserve the hollow end of the bill and prevent chipping, this is not damage.


The bone rostrum has achieved a deep orange patina where the natural oils in the bill have dried giving it antique look and feel to it and making this a great decorative item for a nautical inspired theme.

Lot details
No. of items
1
Object
A Large Hand Carved Scrimshaw Related Swordfish Rostrum With Deep Relief Whale Scenes With Wooden
Material
Bone
Estimated Period
21st century
Country of Origin
asia
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
8×10×85 cm
Weight
2 kg
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