Victorian Whale Bone Stay Busk, stained & scrimshaw decorated with whaler, Britannia, corset, house, swan and castle in panels, reverse with doves and flag, harpooning scene, initials E S and verse ' When this you see remember me, And bear me in your mind, Let all the world say what they will, Speak of me as you find' 'In many a gale has been this Whale, Wherin this bone did rest, But now at last it comes to pass, To support a Females breast' L39cm
Approx 4cm loss to bottom left hand edge
Sold For £2300
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