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Title: Whalebone busk with geometric patterns.

Accession Number: 1936.79
Category: SCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - BUSKS
Type: busk
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Place: USA, MA, New Bedford
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Description: White whalebone busk, with geometrical patterns on one side; round ends are warped; border is slanted lines. Designs are 11 motifs - crossed branches, 5 geometrics interspersed, a heart, 2 circles and a globe above a balloon. Bottom to top: circles, heart, circles, rosette, circles, rosette, architectural motif, balloon; rounded top and bottom. From New Bedford.

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