Two Whale Bone Busk Carvings

Two whale bone busk carvings. One is a long, thin white whale bone rounded at one end with writing on one side and elaborate geometric ornamental carvings of trees, plants and sunbursts on the other. Warped shape. One end carved into two pieces to fit into a corset.
Additional Information: carving; busk; geometric; trees; "This is a busk carved by Orient seamen from whale bone when on whaling voyage."
Category Sculpture
Reference Number 01081
Materials Whale bone
Measurements 12 x 12 in
Time Period Circa 1835


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