Stays with busk
12.5 (L) , 3.12 (W)
Engraved Whalebone Busk, 19th century, the busk with five engraved motifs heightened with red and green sealing wax: an eagle with a banner inscribed "E PLURIBUS UNUM," a wreath centered with the monogram "AEL," a spray of flowers, another wreath centered with inscription "Tho' Lost to Sight/to Memory Dear," and an urn of flowers, 14 3/8 x 1 1/2 in.
The busk is a little warped (does not lie flat).
Sold for: $3,120 Skinner Auction