Narwhal's Tusk Harpoon Fid

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Narwhal's Tusk Harpoon Fid

WALPOLES
A repurposed Inuit harpoon tip made from the pointed end from a narwhal's tusk, roughly shaped and hewn towards the end holed for seal sinews, to secure this to the wooden shaft of a harpoon, but with a fine glossy patina. Apparently traded with a mariner early in the 20th century who has then made this into a good and handy fid, with a turned wooden bearer; an excellent tool for the splicing of ropes. The tusk 19th century, as a fid, early 20th century. 14 inches long

Period: 

First quarter 20th Century

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111 Portobello Road,
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W11 2DY
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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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