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Of oval shape containing twenty named relics of Saints
Early 17th Century
Size: 7.5cm high, 5cm wide – 3 ins high, 2 ins wide
Baleen was used often by the whalers to make various articles from corset stays to fishing rods, in fact anything that needed stiffening, and it was not until the invention of pliable steel that use of whale baleen was abandoned.