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Lot #12
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$2,400.00(hammer price)
 $2,880.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedNovember 21, 2019

Description

SIGNED SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING HOPE AND PROSPERITY Mid-19th Century
Scene of the symbolic figure of Hope seated on a wharf wraps around the circumference of the tooth. She holds an anchor in her right hand and a caduceus in her left hand, and she is surrounded by casks and crates. A full-rigged ship underway is visible in the distance. Signed on one of the crates in the scene CDB". Length 6.5".
Provenance:
Laurence Langford, London, July 1996.

The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.
This item is not available for international delivery without CITES and other necessary permits. Obtaining these permits is the obligation of the buyer. Please be aware of current international and domestic regulations and bid accordingly."

Condition

Faint age lines at tip. Slight age cracks at base.


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

The description of the item above may not be the final version used in the catalog. The descriptions are as yet unedited and may contain mistakes. The description, estimates and photos could all be wrong. In rare cases they may not end up in this sale. Once the items have received their lot number the descriptions will have been changed if needed.

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