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Scrimshaw Baleen with the Bark Platina, Platina
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Scrimshaw Baleen with the Bark Platina, Platina
Closed Auction

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A scrimshaw depiction of the Bark Platina, carved on a baleen panel, identifed in the upper left corner and dated 1846, and with the city of Mattapoisett engraved in the upper right, the ship flying a twenty-four star flag. With geometric pattern border; ht. 5.75, lg. 10.5 in. The only documented killing of a white whale was off the Platina, near the coast of Africa in 1902.
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