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Stay Busk

1821 (dated)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Busk made from a thick length of transcluent greenish-grey whalebone, incised with design of cupid's bow, quiver and pierced hearts, central panel with recipient's name (Maria Cooke) and date incised.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Carved whale-bone
Brief Description
Stay busk, carved whale-bone, probably Great Britain, dated 1821
Physical Description
Busk made from a thick length of transcluent greenish-grey whalebone, incised with design of cupid's bow, quiver and pierced hearts, central panel with recipient's name (Maria Cooke) and date incised.
Dimensions
  • Length: 15.125in
  • Width: 1.75in
Marks and Inscriptions
'Maria Cooke 1821' (Incised in busk)
Credit line
Given by Lt. Col. G. B. Croft Lyons
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
675-1902

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record createdMay 21, 2009
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