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Lot #18
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$13,000.00(hammer price)
 $15,600.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 25, 2019

Description

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH IN THE MANNER OF EDWARD BURDETT Mid-19th Century
Depicts a three-masted whaleship flying a large American flag off the stern and assorted colored pennants and flags from the masts. Titled in a rope-bordered cartouche below scene Japan - Bound to the USA". Berry and foliate vine at base. Ship detailed with nicely shaded sails, a geometric trailboard and whaleships on davits. The ship's hull and the ocean waves are deeply engraved, similar to the workmanship of Burdett. Length 5.75".
The Collection of Paul Vardeman."

Condition

Obverse with typical age lines at tip. Undecorated reverse with .5 x .25" chip at base and more significant age lines.

This item will not be shipped internationally without a CITES permit. Obtaining CITES and any other necessary permits is the obligation of the buyer."

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