Huge Prehistoric Fossilised Whale Bone

GBP 8,975.00

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Object Description

Standing at over 120cm tall, this rare prehistoric fossilised whale bone is a fascinating sculptural artefact for an interior or live-in museum. It was reputedly excavated in Beccles, Suffolk and has a natural shape and open texture formed through fossilisation over thousands – if not millions – of years. While we are not certain what part or species of the whale it is, it is undoubtedly an impressive sculptural piece for a contemporary interior or collector, affixed to a metal stand as an impressive artwork display item.

A prized and valuable material, fossilised whale bone is often found the form of carving. The native Inuit of the Artic regions of the globe traditionally create carvings in whale bone, sculpting the fossils into the form of animals or people. This fossilised whale bone is not carved but instead has a naturalistic form, making it a completely unique sculptural piece.

Additional Dimensions
Base: 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Object History

Prehistoric. Reputedly excavated in Beccles, Suffolk.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Requires careful handling. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

UK Heritage
Grove Barn
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