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Lot #89
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00
Last UpdatedOctober 3, 2019

Description

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PATRIOTIC DECORATION AND WHALING SCENE Mid-19th Century
Obverse depicts a variant of the Great Seal of the United States, with a star banner above a spread-wing eagle holding an E Pluribus Unum" banner and a Liberty shield in its beak and crossed American flags in its talons. Flags flank a small cannon. Reverse depicts an active whaling scene with a whaleship, two five-man whaleboats, and three surfaced whales. Length 5". Includes metal stand."

Condition

Obverse with wear and an age crack extending 1.5 from base into eagle. Naturally occurring indentation near tip. Reverse with age crack extending 1" from base into scene. Base with typical cracks and uneveness. Waxy patina.
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