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Lot #197
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00
Last UpdatedJune 7, 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.
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Condition

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

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