Lucky Finds #2
Article posted by Afterglow on November 4, 2013
Sometimes, while we’re browsing the darkened corners of the internet, we stumble upon a piece of work that can’t easily be categorised but we want to bring them to you anyway. This is the second of a series: every time we find an image in isolation that has genuine artistic merit, we’ll add it to Lucky Finds. Today, it’s this…
This decorated scrimshaw container is a rare piece of nautical art. The phallus shaped antique is dated within the late 18th century and features two women in a scene depicting how the object is to be used.
Its intent is as a token of affection; a gift to a loved one as a reminder of the absent traveler’s desire while they are away at sea.
More images and information can be found on the dealership website, 1stDibs.com