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The Marine Sale

July 20, 2017

Lot #22
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$25,000.00(hammer price)
 $30,000.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 20, 2017

Description

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH BY WILLIAM L. RODERICK
Exceptionally detailed work depicting a woman in Victorian dress and a young man in traditional Scottish attire including a kilt and and a fox head sporran. Signed and dated lower right W.L. Roderick April 1850". Tip of reverse engraved "The tooth of a large Whale Captured by Robert Macarty in Timor Straits Feb. 17 1849". Length 7.75".

Figure 38 in Through the Eyes of a Collector by Nina Hellman (2015).
Provenance: The Thomas Mittler Scrimshaw Collection."

Condition

Small old chips at base of tooth.

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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