Lot 112 (Evolution Live Auction, 20th November 2018)

Sold for £4,000


Lot details

Natural History: A pair of Balaenidae spp. jaw bones

early 19th century, possibly North Atlantic right whale

each measuring approx 13ft long (397cm)

With A10 ref 566660/01

These jaw bones were used as an arch outside the home of a foundry owner who had supplied whaling ships with cast iron |try pots| where they stood for many years before being removed into storage several decades ago