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Item Details

Temp #35
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00
Last UpdatedApril 15, 2019

Description

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH SHELL AND SILVER INLAY AND STAR-SHAPED WHEEL Mid-19th Century
Tapered elliptical handle with beveled edges and geometric shell inlay. One side with an inlaid silver plaque engraved with initials, now mostly illegible. Wheel support with four scrolled arms and concentric circle shell and mother-of-pearl inlay. Fluted wheel with openwork star. Length 5.5.
Provenance:
Richard A. Bourne Company Auction, Hyannis, Massachusetts, November 10, 1988, Lot #25.
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Condition

Damage around inlaid silver plaque, plus additional damage to the shield-form shell inlay below the silver plaque. Small crack on wheel mount.

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