Busk

Object number
01.296
Date
1820 – 1830
Description
Five panels etched on rectangular-shaped baleen as scrimshaw busk. Tree and vase of flowers in top and bottom panels. Center has entwined hearts surrounded by vines and verse. "My dearest dear and/sweat devine i/picture hear your/hart and mine/o my poor heart/not be at ease unitl/our hearts are joined like these." Reverse side has seven full rigged ships.
Materials
whale bone
Credit Line
Newport Historical Society Collection
Object Type
busks