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Item Details

Lot #106
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00
Last UpdatedMay 22, 2019

Description

* ENGRAVED WHALE'S TOOTH WITH SCENE OF MAIN STREET, NANTUCKET 20th Century
Finely engraved scene looking down Main Street toward Nantucket Harbor, with buildings, trees, a horse-drawn buggy and a dog. Titled below scene Nantucket, Main Street". Sun-like design at tip of tooth. Length 8.25". * Per Federal Regulation, this item may only be purchased by a Massachusetts resident and will not be shipped out of state.
Provenance:
James E. Eldreds, July 26-29, 1989, Lot #759.
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Condition

Reverse in a more raw, upolished state. Horizontal gouge in scene, but relatively unobtrustive (gouge possibly happened before the tooth was engraved). Scattered age lines and roughness.

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