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Item Details

Lot #143
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,000.00
Last UpdatedJune 6, 2019

Description

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH CITY AND VILLAGE SCENES Mid-19th Century
Overlapping scenes of densely populated villages and cities wrap around the circumference of the tooth, interspersed with images of ships, eagles, potted plants and tropical islands. The buildings vary in size and type, but many have bannerette weather vanes or American flags on poles. Decorative border encircles tip. Much of the engraving is punctuated by deep pinpoints, some showing traces of red coloring. Length 4.75."

Condition

Some chipping and age cracks at base.

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