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Item Details

Lot #224
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00
Last UpdatedJune 7, 2019

Description

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH HAND-FORM HANDLE Mid-19th Century
Hand with finely rendered shirt cuff, palm and fingernails grasps a grooved shaft in its outstretched thumb, index and middle fingers. Shaft terminates in a U-form mount for pierced and fluted wheel. Three brass studs applied to area of shirt cuff. Length 6.5.
This crimper is similar to two illustrated in Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved by Stuart M. Frank (Boston: David R. Godine, 2012), fig. 10.33."

Condition

Restored. Hand and shaft with multiple age lines/cracks.

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