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Lot #73
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$3,750.00(hammer price)
 $4,500.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedOctober 7, 2019

Description

PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH DEPICTING BATTLESHIPS Mid-19th Century
Both with rectangular scenes of battleships at sea, one depicting the Enterprize and Boxer" and the other the "Argus". The ships are flying pennants and American or British flags. Images are sourced from The Naval Temple by Horace Kimball. Above the scenes are images of spread-wing eagles, one with a shield at its breast and olive branches and arrows in its talons and the other with its wings fully outstretched as if it is in flight. Lengths 4" and 4.25". Includes a wooden stand made from salvage of the Charles W. Morgan.
Provenance:
Nina Hellman, who indicated the previous owner had purchased the pair for $35.

The Collection of Paul Vardeman."

Condition

Both with age lines at tip and age lines and cracks at base. One with small chip at tip. Longest crack at base approx. 1.5.


This item will not be shipped internationally without a CITES permit. Obtaining CITES and any other necessary permits is the obligation of the buyer."

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