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Item Details

Lot #261
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$6,000.00(hammer price)
 $7,200.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 25, 2019

Description

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PATRIOTIC IMAGERY 19th Century
Reverse depicts a spread-wing eagle with an “E Pluribus Unum” banner and American shield above a three-masted ship at sea flying an American flag from the center mast and a long red pennant from the foremast. Above the spread-wing eagle's banner is a small Eye of Providence, probably referencing Freemasonry. The eagle’s shield, with blue stars and red stripes, is flanked by arrows and olive branches. Obverse with a full-length portrait of an elaborately dressed woman backed by floral sprigs. Edges with delicate leafy floral vines. Pique and scroll border wraps around the circumference of the base. Length 6.75”.

Condition

Some slight roughness at tip. Mellow patina.

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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