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The Marine Sale

July 20, 2017

Lot #24
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$29,000.00(hammer price)
 $34,800.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedAugust 2, 2017

Description

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO THE NAVAL MONUMENT ENGRAVER First Half of the 19th Century
Both sides with exceptionally detailed Anglo-American naval battle scenes. Polychrome elements at American and British flags and at long pennant flying from one of the ships on the obverse. Obverse titled below scene The President Engageing [sic] the Endymion, While Pursued by the British Squadron". Reverse titled below scene "The Enterprize and Boxer". Distant coastline and schooner at left of scene. This image was inspired by an illustration in The Naval Monument published by A. Bowen in 1816. Length 8.5".

Figure 56 in Through the Eyes of a Collector by Nina Hellman (2015).
Provenance: The Thomas Mittler Scrimshaw Collection."

Condition

Several age cracks extending from base. One long age crack runs through reverse scene, mostly in the sky.

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