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Item Details

Lot #113
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$650.00(hammer price)
 $780.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 14, 2019

Description

* PROFUSELY ENGRAVED WHALE'S TOOTH 20th Century
Obverse depicts a sun rising over a spread-wing eagle grasping an E. Pluribus Unum" banner in its beak and olive branches in its talon. The eagle is perched above an American shield centering draped American flags, crossed cannons and a pyramid of cannonballs. Reverse depicts a fly alighting on a flower blossom, a ship sailing in stormy seas past a lighthouse, and a man chopping down trees around a log cabin. Length 7.25".* Per Federal Regulation, this item may only be purchased by a Massachusetts resident and will not be shipped out of state."

Condition

Some roughness at base.

The description of the item above may not be the final version used in the catalog. The descriptions are as yet unedited and may contain mistakes. The description, estimates and photos could all be wrong. In rare cases they may not end up in this sale. Once the items have received their lot number the descriptions will have been changed if needed.

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