Gorgeous hand carved corset busk circa early-mid 19th century.
This piece likely was carved by a sailor for his wife or sweetheart. It is made of baleen and features beautiful imagery and symbolism of love, devotion, magic, and protection.
A beautiful display piece, both sides are carved. Inscribed with the letters SR inside of a heart as well as many other symbols including an eye, an anchor, a spiderweb, and more.
+++ Measurements +++
13 1/2" x 1 9/16"
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition overall with minor age-related wear as shown.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.