Date1820 – 1830
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.
Credit LineNewport Historical Society Collection