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Item Details

Lot #272
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$2,500.00
High Estimate$3,500.00
Last UpdatedJune 8, 2019

Description

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Mid-19th Century
Obverse depicts a starboard view of a three-masted vessel with furled sails flying flags off the fore and mizzen masts, a long pennant from the central mast and an American flag off the stern. Foliate garland at tip and base. Reverse depicts four climbing vines with delicate tendrils and blossoms. Base carved in a scalloped pattern. Length 4.5."

Condition

Some chips at base, mostly on one edge. Age lines at tip.

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