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Lot #256
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$3,750.00(hammer price)
 $4,500.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 25, 2019

Description

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH FEATURING MOCK COMBAT SCENES Mid-19th Century
Obverses both with monochromatic depictions of a man in traditional Asian garb holding a sword in one hand and a chalice in the other while riding piggyback on a man wearing different Asian-style apparel. Reverses with polychrome images inspired from magazine illustrations, one depicting a woman standing near a family of birds perched on a column and the other depicting a woman and a young girl. Lengths approx. 7.25.
Provenance:
Laurence Langford, London.
The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell."

Condition

Generally well preserved. One tooth with age line/crack near base on reverse, length approx. 1.25.


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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