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Item Details

Temp #10
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$2,500.00
Last UpdatedMay 1, 2019

Description

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH WHALING SCENE Mid-19th Century
In the foreground, a harpooner stands at the bow of a whaleboat, aiming a harpoon at a surfaced whale. Four other whalemen are rowing the boat and the boatheader stands at the stern manning the steering oar. Each of the whaleman is distinctly rendered, showing the diversity and personality of the crew. In the distance is a whaleboat off a hilly coastline. Length 8.25."

Condition

Chip at tip of reverse. Areas of discoloration, probably naturally occuring.

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