A Very Rare Chip-Carved Documentary Stay-busk with sliding compartment Dated

A Very Rare Chip-Carved Documentary Stay-busk with sliding compartment Dated

1769 Wales or West Country

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This Fantastic piece of folk art is signed by master E.Fee a navel rating who was born on the 2nd of November 1769. It was presented to his sweetheart Betsy Farewell in 1788 before setting of to sea. It is professionally made and very finely carved in Sycamore and one of the very rarest types of stay-busk having a sliding secret compartment to it's inner side. It is here that Betsy would have kept a memento of her sweetheart and it is touching to learn that when worn it would have been pressed up close to her heart.
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Our Stay-busk bears a rhyme:
Betsy Farewell may joy your steps attend
And smiling fortune prove your constant friend
Without regret you heard my last adieu
Nor felt, for him who more than dies for you.
Dimensions
Height 2.00 inch (5.08 cm)
Width 12.00 inch (30.48 cm)
Medium
Carved Sycamore
Signed/Inscribed
Signed E.Fee & dated 1769 the year of his birth.
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