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The Marine Sale

October 15, 2016

Lot #33
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$100,000.00(hammer price)
 $120,000.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedOctober 25, 2016

Description

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH ATTRIBUTED TO MANUEL ENOS Mid-19th Century
One tooth depicts a young lady holding a garland of flowers while standing underneath an arch of branches and flowers. Several insects on branches. The image comes from the cover of a Family Circle Parlor Annual. Other tooth depicts two women in elaborate Victorian dress standing on a black and white checkered floor. One woman’s dress with a salmon-colored skirt with border of a red, blue, black and yellow clover-leaf design. Exceptional details throughout. Lengths 8”.

Note: Manuel Enos was a Long Island whaleman. His work rarely comes to market. A similar tooth by Manuel Enos is on the front cover of More Scrimshaw Artistsby Stuart Frank.

Note: Figure 43 in Through the Eyes of a Collectorby Nina Hellman (2015).
Provenance: The Thomas Mittler Scrimshaw Collection.

The description of the item above may not be the final version used in the catalog. The descriptions are as yet unedited and may contain mistakes. The description, estimates and photos could all be wrong. In rare cases they may not end up in this sale. Once the items have received their lot number the descriptions will have been changed if needed.

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