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Lot #11
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$3,500.00
High Estimate$5,000.00
Last UpdatedOctober 9, 2019

Description

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING NELSONS SHIP VICTORY"ATTRIBUTED TO W. HILL Circa 1840s
Titled in banner that loops around a crown. The Victory is flying a Union Jack, the Royal Standard and assorted ensigns. Hull and rigging deeply engraved. Length 5.75". Includes custom wooden base.
Teeth with many of the same images are illustrated in Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, Whales and Whalemen by E. Norman Flayderman (New Milford, Ct.: N. Flayderman & Co., Inc., 1972), p. 13, as well as in The Handicrafts of the Sailor by Steven Banks (1974), p. 16. Others are in the collection of the New Bedford Whaling Museum (numbers 2001.200.1354 and 2001.100.1079). According to Dr. Stuart M. Frank in Dictionary of Scrimshaw Artists, W. Hill was "one of the earliest known practitioners of pictorial scrimshaw".
From a Long Island Collection."

Condition

Wood plug in base affixed with screw on reverse; hole for screw, no longer present, on obverse. Age lines at tip and base.

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