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Item Details

Lot #12
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$6,000.00(hammer price)
 $7,200.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedOctober 19, 2016

Description

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH First Half of the 19th Century
Depicts a British man-of-war with two gun decks and elaborately detailed rigging. Another sailing vessel approaches her starboard side. Length 8.75.

Note: Figure 60 in Through the Eyes of a Collector by Nina Hellman (2015).
Provenance: The Thomas Mittler Scrimshaw Collection."

Condition

Two old small areas of filler at old abrasions at tip and just below tip. Natural abrasions along base of tooth.

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