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Item Details

Lot #258
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00
Last UpdatedJune 7, 2019

Description

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PORTRAITS OF A BRITISH SOLDIER AND SAILOR 19th Century
Both figures holding a flagpole flying a large Union Jack in their left hands. Obverse depicts a sailor holding an anchor in his right hand. Reverse depicts a Highland soldier in traditional garb, including a bearskin hat, epaulettes and a kilt, holding a sword in his right hand. Length 7.5."

Condition

Deep patina. Base of tooth is left more unpolished and in its original state than the remainder.

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