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Item Details

Lot #144
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,500.00
Last UpdatedJune 6, 2019

Description

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PINPOINT EXECUTION Mid-19th Century
Obverse depicts Lady Liberty resting her arm on an anchor and holding aloft an American flag on a pole topped with a phrygian cap. A ship is visible in the distance behind her. Inscribed below For Mator[?] H.T". Reverse depicts a downcast woman holding a fan in one hand and a letter and handkerchief in her other. Length 6.5"."

Condition

Chip at tip, mostly visible from obverse. Typical roughness and age lines/cracks at base and tip.

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