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Item Details

Temp #31
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00
Last UpdatedMarch 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 of the vignette executed in pinpoint and others are deeply engraved. Length 6.25"."

Condition

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

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