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Item Details

Lot #54
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$6,000.00(hammer price)
 $7,200.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJanuary 10, 2020

Description

WHALE OR WALRUS IVORY PIE CRIMPER IN THE FORM OF A SNAKE Mid-19th Century
Undulating body with thin baleen band. Head is forked to support the openwork fluted wheel, with the rivet simulating the snake's eyes. Red incised mouth. Fine mellow patina. Length 6. Includes metal stand.
From a Private Collection, New York
This item is not available for international delivery without CITES and other necessary permits. Obtaining these permits is the obligation of the buyer. Please be aware of current international and domestic regulations and bid accordingly."

Condition

Some natural pearling. Age lines around pearling, particularly near baleen band.

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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