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Lot #78
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$2,600.00(hammer price)
 $3,120.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 25, 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 shell and mother-of-pearl inlay in a concentric circle design. Fluted wheel with openwork star. Length 5.5.
Provenance:
Richard A. Bourne Company Auction, Hyannis, Massachusetts, November 10, 1988, Lot #25.

The Collection of Paul Vardeman."

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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