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Lot #107
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$1,500.00(hammer price)
 $1,800.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedSeptember 10, 2019

Description

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH SAILOR ON SHORE Mid-19th Century
Scene of a sailor holding a large American flag and waving his hat at two ships setting sail wraps around the circumference of the tooth. The distant ship flies a long pennant from the central mast and an American flag off the stern. The near ship, probably a brigantine, flies an agent's flag from the aft mast and an American flag off the stern. The sailor is wearing traditional attire and his flag is billowing in the wind. A floral garland encircles the tip. Mounted in a silver base. Height 5.
Provenance:
Collection of Alan Nolan, Indianapolis.
John Rinaldi, Kennebunkport, Maine, Catalog 39, 2016, Lot #120
.
The Collection of Paul Vardeman."

Condition

Age crack on edge, extending from base of tooth approx. 1.75.


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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