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Item Details

Lot #48
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$4,000.00(hammer price)
 $4,800.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedOctober 27, 2016

Description

WHALEMAN-MADE WHALEBONE SEAM RUBBER Mid-19th Century
Spiral- and ring-turned handle topped with a turk's head. Both sides of blade with inlaid mahogany diamond surrounded by ebony dots. Additional ebony dots along one side of handle. Length 5.75.

Provenance: Howard and Catherine Feldman Collection.
Note: Figure 177 in Through the Eyes of a Collector
by Nina Hellman (2015).
Provenance: The Thomas Mittler Scrimshaw Collection."

Condition

Small chip at end of blade.

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