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Temp #48
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00
Last UpdatedMarch 19, 2019

Description

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PORTRAIT OF W.J. FLORENCE Mid-19th Century
Bust portrait identified below as W.J. Florence The Irish Comedian". Portrait and lettering executed in pinpoint. Length 6".
William Jermyn Florence (1831-1891) was the child of Irish immigrant parents living in Albany, New York. He was an actor, comedian, songwriter, playwright and producer.
Provenance:
Ken Brown, Frank's Fisherman, San Francisco
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Condition

Cracks extending from base, including one approx. 4 into portrait. Ring of discoloration at base from where the tooth had been mounted in a base."

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