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Lot #168
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$8,000.00
High Estimate$12,000.00
Last UpdatedJune 6, 2019

Description

WHALE IVORY JAGGING WHEEL WITH SNAKE-FORM HANDLE Mid-19th Century
Elegantly curved snake with inset eyes. Square shaft supports a fluted whalebone wheel and has a band of baleen at joint between shaft and snake. Nice deep patina. Length 7.75.
A similar example, probably by the same hand, is illustrated in Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved by Stuart M. Frank (Boston: David R. Godine, 2012), fig. 10.38.
Provenance:
Mrs. Clark's Shop Antiques, Little Compton, Rhode Island, August 2, 1965.

The Alexander MacCormick Scrimshaw Collection. This item will not be shipped internationally without a CITES permit. Obtaining CITES and any other necessary permits is the obligation of the buyer."

Condition

Slight age crack near mount.

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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