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Item Details

Lot #182
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$700.00
High Estimate$1,000.00
Last UpdatedOctober 4, 2019

Description

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH OPENWORK STAR WHEEL Mid-19th Century
Tapered, beveled handle with medial baleen band. Architectural yoke supports a three-tine fork and mount for fluted wheel. Wheel pin with baleen or shell caps. Rich patina and some pearling. Length 7.25."

Condition

Age lines/cracks on handle. Very, very small and old chips on some of the architectural carvings and wheel. Wheel mount with notches cut out where wheel spins, possibly part of the original design or a modification to improve functionality.

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