1:24 or 1:12 New England whale shelf by Sue Hamlin, 1980s



A lovely 1:24 scale or small 1:12 scale so-called whale shelf by the late artisan Sue Hamlin of Ohio.  From what I have researched this style with its distinctive curved sides reminiscent of a whale's tail flukes was made in New England in the first half of the nineteenth century.  I have four of these, two of them signed with varying degrees of legibility.  Pot luck which one you get :-)

1 1/16 inches (2.7 cm) wide, 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) deep and 1 1/16 inches (2.7 cm) tall.