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Item Details

Lot #141
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$25,000.00
High Estimate$35,000.00
Last UpdatedJune 6, 2019

Description

THE MELVINA WRIGHT" POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Mid-19th Century
Obverse with a full-length portrait of a Victorian woman holding a basket of flowers in her right hand and a large flowering blossom in her left hand. Identified as "Melvina Wright" in banner above her head. Reverse depicts a full-rigged three-masted single-deck American warship. Length 8.75".
Provenance:
The Kobacker Scrimshaw Collection.
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Condition

Slight age crack at center of woman's portrait. Several age cracks near base.

This item will not be shipped internationally without a CITES permit. Obtaining CITES and any other necessary permits is the obligation of the buyer.

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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