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Lot #196
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$12,000.00(hammer price)
 $14,400.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedOctober 15, 2019

Description

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Mid-19th Century
A finely engraved South Seas whaling scene of a whaleship and four whaleboats off a pair of small islands wraps around the circumference of the tooth. The full-rigged whaleship, viewed from the larboard stern quarter, is under sail, flying a long pennant from the center mast and an American flag off the stern, and its davits are empty. Three whaleboats, one under sail, are in pursuit of two visible whales, while another whaleboat has been stoved. Six men are visible in each whaleboat, save for the stoved boat, where the men and gear are seen tossed in the air and in the water around the boat. The islands are covered in palm trees and lush vegetation. A distinctive diamond, zigzag and dotted border encircles the base. Length 5.75.
Provenance:
Mr. George, Hawaii.

The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell."

Condition

Polychrome elements somewhat faded. No damages noted.

This item will not be shipped internationally without a CITES permit. Obtaining CITES and any other necessary permits is the obligation of the buyer.

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