Whimsical White Sperm Whale
Carving on Stand
Presented is a pleasant and very friendly carving of a Sperm Whale. Our whale appears to be smiling (we think). Carved whales are a particular favorite of maritime folk art collectors. Whaling was such a substantial part of our early history in America and New England, providing some of our most important literary works.
Perhaps our smiling whale was living off Sitka, Alaska, and indulging in the fisheries endeavors of longline fishing as told in this very informative and engaging story about the sperm whale population in the area. https://lithub.com/how-the-resurgence-of-whale-populations-impacts-our-ecosystem/
Lgth 23″ Wdth: 3″ Ht on Stand: 12″ Wt: 4 lbs. 2 oz.
Our whale is mounted on a metal post with a base that looks like it could have been a decorative piece of a stair banister.
The sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus is the largest of the toothed whales. It is a deep diver and uses most of the ice-free waters of the globe greater than 1000 m deep.
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