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Item Details

Temp #22
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00
Last UpdatedMarch 6, 2019

Description

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Mid-19th Century
Depicts a bearded lady in an evocative blue and black dress seated on a fancy red, blue and black chair. Possibly an image of Julia Pastrana, Krao Farini, Josephine Clofullia or another one of the Bearded Ladies" who toured as circus sideshows throughout the 19th Century. Her beard is executed in pinpoint work. Length 7.25"."

Condition

Sizable chip missing from reverse, with age crack extending another 1.25 into edge. Additional 1.75" age crack on reverse. Age lines at tip and base of obverse. Matte finish with some roughness/discoloration.
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