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Lot #101
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00
Last UpdatedOctober 3, 2019

Description

COLLECTION OF EIGHT ELABORATELY CARVED WHALE IVORY BODKINS Mid-19th Century
Two with terminals carved as a clenched fist, two as a hand clasping the shaft, one as a hand clasping a small book, one with a scored geometric design, one with a ball and spiral carving, and one in the form of a yoke, with relief-carved geometric designs on shaft. Some with inlaid, banded or carved shafts. Lengths from 3.5 to 4.25". Includes metal stand to display all eight."

Condition

Generally well preserved. Space for an additional bodkin in stand.

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