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Item Details

Fall Americana Auction

November 16 - November 18, 2017

Lot #15
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$25,000.00(hammer price)
 $30,000.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedNovember 18, 2017

Description

EXCEPTIONAL WHALE IVORY AND BONE PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century
Two clenched fists at top grasp an attached hanging loop. Openwork upper portion of handle with four columns surrounding a central column. Lower portion of handle with two baleen bands and ogee molding. A yoke-shaped mount supports two fluted crimping wheels. Keystone-shaped silver overlay at center of yoke. Incredibly detailed workmanship throughout. Overall length 9.25. Width 4".
The Kobacker Collection."

Condition

Minor age cracks to handle. Central column needs to be re-glued at its upper position.

This item will not be shipped internationally without a CITES permit. Obtaining CITES and any other necessary permits is the obligation of the buyer.

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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