Carved and Scrimshaw-decorated and Baleen-inlaid Mythological Jagging Wheel, c. 1830, with snake handle, coiled snake around the body, and female legs joined by the pierced wheel, (imperfections), lg. 4 3/4 in., on custom stand.
Literature: For a discussion of a related example, see E. Norman Flayderman, Scrimshanders, Whales and Whalemen, p. 184, illustrated.
The Marvill Collection
apparently made in two halves, some separation along the seam with very minor losses.
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