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Item Details

Lot #85
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00
Last UpdatedOctober 3, 2019

Description

WHALE IVORY SNAKE-FORM PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century
Looped snake tapers to a rectangular shaft with diamond-shaped inlay and stepped carvings. Snake's eyes and inlay probably baleen. Three-tine fork with similar stepped carvings. Fluted wheel. Length 6. Includes metal stand."

Condition

Evidence of restoration where fork joins to shaft. Some areas of pearling. Support for snake's head with small crack at joint. Some residue from old labels.

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