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Lot #197
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$2,300.00(hammer price)
 $2,760.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedOctober 16, 2019

Description

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PORTRAIT OF A FRIGATE Mid-19th Century
Obverse depicts a larboard portrait of a 44-gun American frigate under full sail, flying a pennant from the central mast and an American flag off the stern. Reverse with a pyramid of American flags topped with a billowing oversize American flag. On the edge is a small and crudely rendered crucifix. Length 5.5.
Provenance:
John Rinaldi, Kennebunkport, Maine.

The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell."

Condition

Age cracks on both obverse and reverse, longest approx. 1.75.

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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