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A Whaler's Albatross Rack

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A rack made up of four Albatross beaks, the wooden back board decorated with inlaid whalebone stars and hearts. American, circa 1860. 

26 3/8 in x 3 in A rare piece of whaler's craft; a rack made up of four Albatross beaks, the wooden back board decorated with inlaid whalebone stars and hearts, the work akin to that most often encountered in watch hutches, boxes and chimney ornaments. For examples see 'Scrimshaw in the New Bedford Whaling Museum', pages 230-260. 

American, circa 1860. 

26 3/8 in x 3 in 

 

 

Item Code: 3863

£ 1400

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