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Item Details

Lot #223
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00
Last UpdatedJune 24, 2019

Description

WHALEBONE PIE CRIMPER WITH OPENWORK HANDLE Mid-19th Century
Handle comprised of four sections of whalebone in varying pillar, pierced heart and architectural designs. One end of handle with a shield-form mount supporting two side-by-side fluted wheels. Other end with a three-tine fork. Length 8.75.
Provenance:
Richard "Sam" Sylvia, Nantucket, Massachusetts.
The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell."

Condition

Areas of discoloration, particularly where fork meets handle, and residue (residue probably removable). Unidentified collection number written on both sides of wheel mount. Wheel end of handle with visible seams from the multi-piece construction, but no structural damages noted.

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