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Item Details

Lot #51
DepartmentCanes, Rules, Etc.
Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00
Last UpdatedOctober 2, 2019

Description

FINELY CRAFTED SCRIMSHAW MEASURING STICK Dated 1852
Mahogany shaft with whale ivory caps and whalebone trim. One side inlaid with two scrimshaw whale ivory panels and triple dot markers at 2.25, 4.5", 9", 18", 27", 31.5" and 33.75". One panel initialed "A N" and the other dated "1852", both executed in green and with foliate vine borders and stylized quarter-fan design at corners. Other side inlaid with exotic wood in a diamond and opposing triangle design. Length 36"."

Condition

Wear commensurate with age and use. Generally well preserved.

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