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Title: Whalebone and ivory swift

Accession Number: 1941.22
Category: SCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - SWIFTS
Type: swift
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Materials: ivory; textile
Description: Large whalebone and ivory swift. Turned shaft is topped with urn-shape finial decorated with green leaf design. Circulate table clamp decorated with inlay, probably abalone, in circles and diamonds. Two set screws also elaborately shaped and inlaid. Swift has 24 ribs, comprising about 144 individual pieces, tied at ends with variously colored ribbons.

Mystic Seaport Image ID m112128-01    Information regarding reproductions

Mystic Seaport Image ID m112128    Information regarding reproductions