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Item Details

Temp #12
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00
Last UpdatedApril 19, 2019

Description

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH EAGLE AND SHIP PORTRAIT Mid-19th Century
Probably Civil War era. Obverse depicts a spread-wing eagle, a banner, two stars, a shield, American flags, crossed canons and a laurel wreath containing an anchor, all under a decorative arch. Scalloped border at base. Reverse depicts a ship flying assorted flags and pennants including a commodore's pennant from the central mast and an American flag off the stern. Six figures in hats are visible on deck. Sawtooth and pique border at base. Length 4.
Provenance:
John Sylvia, Nantucket, Massachusetts.
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Condition

Small faint age lines at base.

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