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Lot #39
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00
Last UpdatedOctober 2, 2019

Description

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING ENGLISH-AMERICAN AMITY First Half of the 19th Century
Obverse depicts a British and an American man, both holding their nation's flag, shaking hands. The Brit, dressed in a red swallowtail coat, is also holding a laurel wreath above their heads. The American is wearing a long blue coat. The two men are surrounded by a dove, a lion and an eagle, as well as a unicorn in a rectangular cartouche. Reverse depicts an angel in flight over a female circus performer standing one-footed on the back of a running horse. The angel is holding papers or a book in one hand, and the circus performer is holding a scepter. Some elements on both obverse and reverse executed in pinpoint. Length 5.75.
Provenance:
Hyland Granby Antiques, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
Heller Washam Antiques, Portland, Maine and Woodbury, Connecticut.

The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell."

Condition

Slight age lines/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.

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