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Lot #50
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$4,750.00(hammer price)
 $5,700.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 25, 2019

Description

WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY SWIFT WITH COIN SILVER ACCENTS Mid-19th Century
Turned whale ivory yarn cup, adjustment knob and clamp, all with coin silver bands. Clamp also mounted with an unengraved coin silver plaque. Adjustment screws with coin silver pique inlay. Whalebone shaft and staves. Length 17. Includes wooden stand.
A nearly identical swift attributed to Capt. James M. Clark of Rochester, Massachusetts is part of the New Bedford Whaling Museum collection and was illustrated in Scrimshaw Artists by Dr. Stuart M. Frank.
Provenance:
Otto Wasserman, New York.

The Collection of Paul Vardeman."

Condition

Age lines throughout ivory components. Staves need to be re-threaded but no breaks detected after precursory examination.


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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