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Height: 11 ¾ in (30 cm)
The unique ‘boar-whale’ fret which, according to White, shows the “influence of the engraving in Conrad Gesner’s ‘Historia Animalium’ dating from 1604. He recounts the story of the unfortunate sailors who “mistook the whale’s back for an island, anchored, landed and lit a fire on it.” This remarkable fret is illustrated in figures III 35 and 36 of White’s book.
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