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Item Details

Lot #136
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$7,000.00
Last UpdatedOctober 4, 2019

Description

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH DEPICTING FASHION PLATE LADIES Mid-19th Century
Both teeth with finely rendered portraits of elaborately dressed women on both obverse and reverse. Portraits taken from fashion plate magazine illustrations. Some elements very deeply engraved. Lengths 5.75 and 6".
Exhibited at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
William Tripp Collection.
Private Collection, Massachusetts.
Eldred's Marine Sale, July 29, 2005, Lot #515.

The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell."

Condition

Both teeth with typical age lines at tip. Both with cracks extending from base, longest and most prominent approx. 1.25 in length. One with old gouge in area of lady's shoulder.

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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