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Trinket Box, Scrimshaw Style, Hand Carved, Swan Boats, Signed, 1994

Trinket Box, Scrimshaw Style, Hand Carved, Swan Boats, Signed, 1994

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  • Pattern:  Swan Boats
  •  Vintage: 1994
  • Details:  This is an absolutely beautiful carved trinket box.  It has a romantic theme of Swan Boats on the lagoon at the Boston Public Gardens, (see below), a tradition that goes back 150 years!  The carving detail is exceptional, it is in the 'Scrimshaw' style which is a highly detailed carving/engraving, traditionally done in bone or ivory, originated by whalers.  This one, while not made of bone or ivory, is just as detailed, notice the bridge railings, the planks on the boat and faces on the swans, all clearly depicted in such a small box.  This one is signed by the artist: "Kovago '94".  The carving is only on the lid, the inside is lined with black velvet-like material and so is the underside.  A truly great gift for a special someone.  Could serve as a gift box for jewelry or other small item.   Great for a shelf , desk or side table decor.
  • Material: Composite/Resin
  • Dimensions:  3.75 inches Long, 1.75 inches Tall.
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Excellent Condition. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are ANTIQUE and VINTAGE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear, and imperfections.  
The Swan Boats are still available to enjoy today at the Boston Public Gardens.  They started in that very place in the 1870's when Robert Paget, (they are still owned and operated by the Paget family), was granted a boat for hire license by the City of Boston. In 1877, Robert and others introduced a new kind of boat, much like a catamaran, which housed a paddle wheel arrangement that was foot-propelled.  They didn't want people to see the driver, so Robert came up with the large Swan.  After his passing Robert's younger son, John, took over the business.  With increasing popularity of the Swan Boats, John built larger boats with five benches on each boat.  The current fleet consists of six boats, the oldest of which was built under John in 1910.  In 2011 the Swan Boats at the Public Gardens was designated a Boston landmark.

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