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Lot 92: Two 19th C. Whalebone Fids


Estimate: $500 – $700

Fids or prickers used for ships rope work, one with scrimshaw depicting a whale with spout, crossed swords, trailing vines and an anchor on top, old yellow patina, 10 1/2″ l; and another whale's 11″ fid with hole at top for hanging, smooth patinated finish; (see E.N. Flayderman, Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders: Whales and Whalemen, p. 120), (ex. Dr. Oscar and Lois Hollander collection, Falmouth, MA).

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Two 19th C. Whalebone Fids