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Item Details

Lot #114
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$8,000.00
Last UpdatedMay 22, 2019

Description

* ENGRAVED WHALE'S TOOTH BY SANDY BEAULIEU Nantucket, Contemporary
Depicts portraits of a sailor and a mermaid within a border that simulates a folding picture frame. The sailor is standing on a dock while his American-flagged warship is at anchor in the harbor. The mermaid stands onshore, holding a parasol in one hand and a Nantucket basket in the other. Above her hovers a hot air balloon. Pink flower blossoms cover the remainder of the tooth. Vibrantly colored and incredibly detailed. Signed lower right Sandy Beaulieu". Length 7.5". Includes custom wood stand.* Per Federal Regulation, this item may only be purchased by a Massachusetts resident and will not be shipped out of state.
Sandy Beaulieu began scrimshanding at age 14, while working in a gift shop. She is currently the in-house artist for D.E.L.S. Nantuckets and is considered one of New England's top contemporary scrimshaw artists."

Condition

Typical roughness at base. Slight age fracture at tip. Small old chip at tip that has been polished smooth.

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