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Tray

Tray
Title
Tray
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Baleen, wood, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 6 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. ( 8.9 x 16.2 x 27.3 cm )
Description 
Baleen cutlery or letter tray with divided compartment; exterior of sides and central divider with handle all decorated with foliate engraving; letters "M C" engraved on either side of cut-out heart in central divider; wood base and metal corner mounts.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Frederic Griffith
Object Number 
Z.1441
Marks 
engraved: on either side of heart cut-out: "MC"
Gallery Label 
This tray, along with a knife and fish line reel, was made by sailors on a Norwegian whaling ship during a whaling voyage to the Ross Sea in the Antartic Ocean.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group