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Item Details

Lot #187
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$1,200.00
High Estimate$1,500.00
Last UpdatedOctober 4, 2019

Description

WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY SWIFT 19th Century
Turned whale ivory yarn cup, adjustment collars, adjustment screws and barrel-form clamp, all with incised banding in differing patterns. Whalebone shaft and staves. Height 18.25. Cage diameter approx. 18". Includes a wooden stand. Height including stand 22.5"."

Condition

Staves joind with wire thread. Typical age lines in whale ivory, though mostly unobtrusive.

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