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Lot #75
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$2,500.00
High Estimate$3,500.00
Last UpdatedJune 18, 2019

Description

WALRUS IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH STAR AND HEART DESIGN HANDLE Mid-19th Century
Flat-sided shaft with carved geometric designs, two pierced hearts and a large medallion with relief-carved stars on both sides. Thin band of baleen between shaft and wheel mount. Fluted wheel nearly the same size as the medallion. Shaft is curved, either following the natural curvature of the tusk or done intentionally to fit more comfortably in the hand. Length 6.75.
Provenance:
Richard A. Bourne Company, Hyannis, Massachusetts, August 18, 1971, Lot #434.
Bourne Company, August 2, 1983, Lot #316.
The Feldman Folk Art Collection, Sotheby's, New York, June 23, 1988, Lot #31.
Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, November 7, 1998, Lot #893.

The Collection of Paul Vardeman."

Condition

One side with the marblized secondary dentine visible, while the other is the more traditionally seen smooth enamel. Some evidence of restoration.

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