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Item Details

Lot #5
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$7,000.00
Last UpdatedOctober 2, 2019

Description

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING A WHALING SCENE Mid-19th Century
Depicts a stoved whaleboat near a pod of whales and a broadside view of a bark hove-to and cutting in. Scene details include a house flag flying from the bark's central mast and whalemen clinging to the capsized whaleboat. Engraved in the manner of Foster of Grimsby. Length 6.75.
The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell."

Condition

Typical age lines at base and tip.


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