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Item Details

Lot #254
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$2,700.00(hammer price)
 $3,240.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 25, 2019

Description

SIGNED SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH 19th Century
Scenes on both obverse and reverse signed lower right JC". Obverse depicts a sailor on a shoreline waving his hat in his right hand and holding a large U.S. ensign on pole in his left hand. He is surrounded by a beached anchor, rocks, pilings, etc., and a ship sails in the distance. Below the vignette is an image of a spouting sperm whale. Reverse depicts a woman standing at a window, pulling back a curtain decorated with a pattern of stars, hearts, diamonds, etc. Some elements executed in pinpoint and others are deeply engraved. Length 6.25".
The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell."

Condition

Old chip at base on edge. Typical age lines. Some pearling near base. Nice patina.


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