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Miniature "scrimshaw" skull in petrified whale bone. Early 19th C

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Miniature "scrimshaw" skull in petrified whale bone. Early 19th C

A rare miniature "scrimshaw" carving of a human skull or "memento mori", carved from petrified whale bone, harvested by a whaler during one of his voyages. Probably English . Early 19th century. Dimensions: height 5,5cm ; length 7,5cm ; width 5cm In excellent condition.

Period : 19th century

Antique dealer : Kim J. Nazzi

Kim J. Nazzi

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