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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

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  • Product Code: 20080913
  • Availability: Sold
  • £85.00

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