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Item Details

Lot #1109
DepartmentWood
Sold For$4,750.00(hammer price)
 $5,605.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedAugust 21, 2015

Description

COLLECTION OF TWELVE CARVED EBONY WHALES BY CHARLIE SAYLE OF NANTUCKET
Together with one by Aletha Macy contained within its original box bearing Macy's Nantucket address label. A letter from Sayle dated January 9, 1949 pertaining to the collection reports they were carved from pieces of old ebony from a ship carrying ebony logs that wrecked off Cuttyhunk 100 years prior. Lengths approx. 5.5.
Provenance: A Nantucket Estate."

Condition

Good. condition with no obvious mars or damages noted. The six whales that are not listed in the letter match in all aspects of the carving and are most certainly in the same hand.

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