• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 264

    A NORTH EUROPEAN BALEEN COSH

    LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A NORTH EUROPEAN BALEEN COSH
    LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The stem made of twisted baleen (whale-bone) rods with woven weighted ends
    15¾ in. (40 cm.) long


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