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Item Details

Lot #182
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$7,000.00
High Estimate$10,000.00
Last UpdatedJune 7, 2019

Description

PAIR OF UNUSUAL WHALE'S TEETH WITH LACQUER DECORATION IN CHINESE MOTIFS 19th Century
Both teeth with scenes of Chinese figures in a landscape that wrap around the circumference. One depicts a man playing a flute and the other a woman fanning herself with a bough while seated by a screen. Carved in shallow relief on a lacquer appliqué and painted in shades of gold, green, red, brown and black. Mounted on black painted wooden bases. Heights including bases 6.25."

Condition

No significant wear or damages noted.

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