Exclusive on Bidsquare FINE WHALEMAN MADE WHALE IVORY AND TORTOISESHELL WATCH HUTCH
, circa 1830, the complete structure and inlays throughout are made from whale ivory rising from a bowed step-down mahogany base with carved ivory reeded feet. The round ivory bezel is inlaid with tortoiseshell triangles and silver dots, the reverse watch housing supported with a large piece of whale ivory.
Height 9 ½ in. Width 7 ¼ in. Depth 3 ¼ in.
: A watch hutch by the same maker exhibited and in the permanent collection of the Nantucket Historical Association, Accession Number: 1985.0135.001, Gift of Frederick H. Gardner.
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