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Lot #108
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$750.00(hammer price)
 $900.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 14, 2019

Description

* RELIEF-CARVED WHALE'S TOOTH BY NANCY A. CHASE Nantucket, Dated 1965
Purportedly carved by Chase especially for noted whaling collector Barbara Johnson. Depicts a whaling scene with whaleship and a whaleboat attacking a surfaced sperm whale. Carved signature on reverse Nancy A. Chase 1965 Nantucket, Mass." Length 4.25".* Per Federal Regulation, this item may only be purchased by a Massachusetts resident and will not be shipped out of state.
Provenance:
Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection, Sotheby's New York, December 16-17, 1983, Lot #636. Retains Barbara Johnson Collection and Sotheby's labels.
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Condition

No significant wear or damages noted.

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