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Item Details

Lot #1038
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$1,600.00(hammer price)
 $1,920.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedApril 27, 2017

Description

WHALEBONE AND WALRUS IVORY WATCH TOWER Mid-19th Century
In the form of a fortress. Sides and columns inset with mother-of-pearl Gothic arched windows. Whalebone panel at top lifts off to insert pocket watch. Open circle at front to hold watch. Drawer at lower edge of back. Height 6.75. Width 6". Depth 3.5".
Figure 173 in Through the Eyes of a Collector by Nina Hellman (2015).
Provenance: The Thomas Mittler Scrimshaw Collection."

Condition

No damages noted.

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