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Item Details

Temp #36
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$9,000.00
High Estimate$12,000.00
Last UpdatedApril 15, 2019

Description

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH SERPENT-FORM HANDLE Mid-19th Century
Serpent's body emanates from a curved square shaft with a deeply carved border, stepped carvings and two exotic wood bands. Serpent with engraved eyes and carved open mouth and tongue. Fluted wheel. Deep, rich patina. Length 7.5.
See an article George C. Sturtevant in the January-February 1955 issue of the Nautical Research Guild Journal.
Provenance:
Frank Sylvia, Sr., Nantucket, Massachusetts.
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Condition

Small age cracks/lines on each face of handle, all located near exotic wood bands.

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