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Lot #94
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$4,250.00(hammer price)
 $5,100.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 25, 2019

Description

SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE CRIBBAGE BOARD IN THE FORM OF A WHALE Mid-19th Century
Engraved and pierced game board surrounded by an engraved whaling scene of a whaleship and three whaleboats in pursuit of a pod of whales. Each whaleboat is carrying six men and at least two of the boats are fast to a whale. Foliate garland along perimeter. John Schiff" at end and "J" and "S" above whaleship. Other initials, possibly "O", "F", "T" and "C" on underside. Board is raised on four metal pins to allow pegs to be inserted into holes. Retains four painted wooden pegs, probably not original. Length 16".
Illustrated in Scrimshaw: The Whaler's Legacy by Martha Lawrence, p. 176.
Provenance:
Paul Madden, Sandwich, Massachusetts

The Collection of Paul Vardeman."

Condition

Upper fluke broken off some time ago.

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