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Lot #194
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$1,200.00(hammer price)
 $1,440.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 25, 2019

Description

NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR SPINNING JENNY French/English, Early 19th Century
Mechanized carved bone model. Upper platform with a female figure in a hat seated at a spinning wheel. Lower platform with hand crank and wheels that activate the figure and the spinning wheel. Platforms joined by turned columns and are raised on a turned foot. Some traces of polychroming, particularly on the figure's chair and face. Height 4.75.
Provenance:
Laurence Langford, London.

The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell."

Condition

Mechanism spins wheel, but does not currently activate figure. Needs re-threading. Small chip on hat, appears to have happened in making. Tiny nick to corner of platform.

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