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Item Details

Lot #374
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00
Last UpdatedJune 8, 2019

Description

PAINTED WHALE'S TOOTH Mid-19th Century
Depicts two interlocking vignettes, one of a woman and child carrying baskets while walking along the shore and the other of a man and woman embracing on a harbor's shore. Vignettes with fine red borders and acanthus leaf embellishments. Length 5.5.
A similar example, most certainly by the same hand, is illustrated in Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, Whales and Whalemenby E. Norman Flayderman (New Milford, Ct.: N. Flayderman & Co., Inc., 1972), p. 67."

Condition

Some flecks of paint missing.

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