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Lot #103
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00
Last UpdatedJune 4, 2019

Description

CARVED WHALE IVORY SAILOR FIGURE 19th Century
Resembles the so-called Boston Men" figures carved from argillite. Sailor with a flat cap, beaked nose, sideburns and long jacket and is positioned with his hands clasped behind his back. Nicely carved and detailed. Height 3.75".
A similar figure is part of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London.
Provenance:
Skinner, Inc., October 27, 2013, Lot #267
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Condition

Pierced hole at top. Some slight age lines.

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