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Item Details

Temp #326
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$12,000.00
High Estimate$18,000.00
Last UpdatedFebruary 8, 2019

Description

CARVED WHALE IVORY JAGGING WHEEL WITH SNAKE-FORM HANDLE Mid-19th Century
Looped snake with delicately carved mouth, inset eyes and support for head. Shaft supports a star-form fluted wheel and an additional crimping tool with a distinctive ruffled carving. Ebony bands between handle and shaft, and near crimping tool. Length 7.
Illustrated: The Decorative Arts and Crafts of Nantucket by Charles H. and Mary Grace Carpenter (N.Y.: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1987), p. 180, fig. 170.
Provenance:
Collection of Charles H. Carpenter.
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Condition

Some splits, especially near ebony bands.

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