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Georgian Whaler's Fid

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A late 18th century whalebone fid for splicing ropes on board ship; probably cut from a whale's jaw bone. 


A generous 12 inches long, turned and tapering from 1 1/4 in to a dull point, pierced for a rope strap, the holes showing considerable and attractive wear.


The top surface engraved with the owner's initials 'CSJ'.


English or American, circa 1790.



Item Code: 3814

£ 850

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