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Lot #140
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00
Last UpdatedJune 6, 2019

Description

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH PREPEAR TO MEET THY GOD" Mid-19th Century
Obverse depicts a couple, possibly Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary, in formal dress. The man is wearing a stove pipe hat and holding a cane and the woman is wearing a bonnet and a long striped dress. The couple is surrounded by a dove, signifying peace, a flowering plant, signifying prosperity, and an unusual array of five sailing ships. Reverse depicts a full-rigged ship heading out of port. The coastline is populated by two figures, a house and trees. Numerous birds in flight surround ship. One edge with "PrePear to Meet Thy God" surrounded by swags. Other edge with a "C", a Maltese cross and a "C" above "G 1868". Initials and date flanked by three entwined fish, signifying the Holy Trinity, a mustard seed plant, signifying faith, and palm branches, signifying regality. Length 5.25".
Provenance:
The Kobacker Scrimshaw Collection.
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Condition

Some fritting along base.

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