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Temp #2
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00
Last UpdatedApril 19, 2019

Description

PATRIOTIC SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH HONORING GEORGE WASHINGTON Mid-19th Century
An assemblage of patriotic imagery wraps around the circumference of the tooth, centering on a monument to George Washington. Monument with a bust of the president at top, an American shield backed by flags at front, and an eagle perched on the corner. The monument is flanked by Lady Liberty holding a phrygian cap-topped flagpole on the left and a verdant tree on the right. Other surrounding images include a dove carrying an olive branch in its beak, GW" within a laurel wreath, a star, a spread-wing eagle, an American shield surrounded by flags and cannons, a bundle of rods, and a rose within a laurel wreath. A fleur-de-lis and crosshatch border encircles the base. Length 5.5".
Provenance:
Skinner, Inc., 2008.
Private Collection.
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Condition

Age crack at base approx. 1.25. Other age lines at base and tip."

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