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Item Details

Temp #33
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00
Last UpdatedMarch 15, 2019

Description

TWO SCRIMSHAW UTILITARIAN ITEMS Mid-19th Century
1) Carved whalebone stamp with clenched fist-form terminal, tiers of ogee carvings and two medial pique bands. Stamps P.J". Traces of red and green coloring. Length 2.5".

2) Carved whale ivory sewing knife or grooming tool with four differing folding whale ivory blades. Handle with clenched fist design on both sides, accented with mother-of-pearl. Length 1.75".
Provenance:
Paul Madden, Nantucket, Massachusetts/Pickett Family of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
The Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection, Sotheby's New York, December 16-17, 1983, Lot # 599.
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Condition

1) Reglued break at stamp end.
2) Some small breaks and loss.

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