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Item Details

Lot #91
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,000.00
Last UpdatedOctober 3, 2019

Description

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW DOUBLE-SIDED WHALEBONE STRAIGHT EDGE Mid-19th Century
Both sides with maritime scenes amidst trailing foliate vines. Obverse depicts starboard portraits of a brig and three full-rigged ships at sea, all flying American flags off the stern. Reverse depicts a whaling scene with whaleship and two whaleboats engaged with four sperm whales. Bordered at upper margin with shaded bands and a foliate vine. Length 11.75."

Condition

Both sides with a rust-colored discoloration, more prominent on the reverse.

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