An Early 19th Century Scrimshaw Pipe
Heading : A bone scrimshaw pipe
Date : c1806-1823
Period : George IV
Origin : Americas
Decoration : Engraved with compas rose on base of the bowl. " SHIP ROSE" . Roses and flags in saltire and entwines hearts. A whaling harpoon on the stem and a rose on the mouthpiece.
Size : Length 16.5cms
Condition : Very good.
Restoration : None
Weight : 22 grams
The ship Rose was built in Liverpool. Following the slave trade act she was sold and repurposed as a whaling ship. The ship appears in the Lloyds register between 1806 and 1823. This was never intended to be used, the stem is not hollow, it was just a means to whittle away the hours. This is made from bone
"The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there" LP Hartley
- Product Code: 20080913
- Availability: Sold