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Item Details

Lot #172
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00
Last UpdatedJune 7, 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.
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Condition

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

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