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Item Details

Lot #20
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$3,500.00
High Estimate$5,000.00
Last UpdatedOctober 9, 2019

Description

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW PANBONE PORTRAIT OF A CAPTAIN Circa 1860
Oval slice of panbone with a red and green zigzag border surrounding a three-quarter-length portrait of Captn. Vine. Hall" dressed in a cap, neckerchief, a red and green patterned vest and a black jacket with red cuffs. John Vine Hall (1813-1892) was captain of the Great Eastern, with his name appearing on advertisements for the famed steamship. The portrait is based on an engraving published in the Illustrated London News after a photograph by Maull & Polyblank. He is identified in script lettering in a rectangular cartouche below the portrait. 7.25" x 7".
Provenance:
Mylert Armstrong Collection.
Parke-Bernet, New York, October 5, 1963, Lot #250.
John Rinaldi, Kennebunkport, Maine, October 2004.

The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell."

Condition

Pierced holes along edge, probably for mounting purposes. Generally well preserved.


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