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S/3859 Antique Georgian Period Whale Bone Fid

A fine whale bone fid, having an end filled with a circular hardwood, probably lignum vitae, beautifully inscribed Sam L Rumney. According to hearsay the Rumney family were whalers from Hull. Further research is needed to authenticate this information and gather further details. It is a serious collector's item.

Sold 10 in. (26 cm.) Wide
1 in. (4 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1800