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Item Details

Lot #100
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$7,000.00
Last UpdatedOctober 3, 2019

Description

COLLECTION OF NINE ELABORATELY CARVED WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE BODKINS Mid-19th Century
Three with terminals carved as a clenched fist, one with faceted knop and open cage, two with shaped openwork terminals, one with ball terminal and polychrome decoration on shaft, one with a heart-shaped terminal raised on stepped plinths, and one with ring turnings. One with abalone inlay and one with baleen bands. Lengths from 3 to 4". Includes metal stand to display all nine."

Condition

Some with age lines/cracks.

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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