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Fall Americana Auction

November 16 - November 18, 2017

Lot #29
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$14,000.00(hammer price)
 $16,800.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJanuary 4, 2018

Description

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Second Quarter of the 19th Century
Obverse with full-length portrait of a woman holding a watering can to water flowers in her garden. Reverse depicts a large bird standing on a tree stump surrounded by flowering branches. Length 7.
Similar examples, most likely by the same hand, are illustrated in Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved by Stuart M. Frank (Boston: David R. Godine, 2012), figs. 6:35a and 6:35b and Through the Eyes of a Collector: The Scrimshaw Collection by Nina Hellman (Published by Charlotte Miller, 2015), fig. 1.
The Kobacker Collection."

Condition

Minor age cracks at base. No other damages noted.

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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