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Item Details

Lot #180
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00
Last UpdatedOctober 4, 2019

Description

SCRIMSHAW BALEEN DITTY BOX 19th Century
Lid with wooden top and baleen lip. Box with wooden base plate and baleen sides engraved with two American-flagged three-masted sailing ships, two potted plants and a zigzag upper border. Lid and box secured with metal-pinned fingers, two on the lid and eight on the box. Interior lined with period handwritten papers. Height 4. Length 7"."

Condition

Typical bug damage, including cracks and some small areas of loss. One of box's fingers broken off. Evidence of restoration.

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