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The Marine Sale

Scrimshaw in The Marine Sale

July 25, 2019

Total Items Found: 100
Low Estimate$150,000.00
High Estimate$250,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH BY EDWARD BURDETT Inscribed on lower edge Engraved, By Edward Burdett. Onboard Of The. Wm Tell."..."

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Low Estimate$320,000.00
High Estimate$380,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH BY EDWARD BURDETT Inscribed on lower edge Engraved. by Edward Burdett. of Nantucket. onboard of..."

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$10,000.00

PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH WITH WALRUS IVORY AND WHALEBONE STAND Both teeth with bust portraits of gentlemen, one of a man in u...

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Low Estimate$20,000.00
High Estimate$30,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH BY THE BRITANNIA ENGRAVER Titled on edge Elizabeth of London". Obverse depicts a whaling scene w..."

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Low Estimate$1,200.00
High Estimate$1,800.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Depicts an arch of stars, a foliate design, a key suspending two hearts backed by arrows, crossing British...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse with portrait of a bark flying a house flag with a star from the central mast. Reverse wi...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a finely detailed spread-wing eagle over a modified compass rose. The eagle has a distinctiv...

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Low Estimate$2,500.00
High Estimate$3,500.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a starboard view of a three-masted vessel with furled sails flying flags off the fore and mi...

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

FOUR WHALE IVORY BODKINS Three with geometric carvings and one with clenched fist. Lengths from 2.25 to 3"."

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00

ARTICULATED WHALE IVORY JAGGING WHEEL Double handle with heart, diamond and cross design. Fluted whale ivory wheel. Deep rich patina...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

SCRIMSHAW BILLY CLUB Stippled sawtooth design at base, two foliate sprigs at end and a star on the tip. Fitted with metal hanging lo...

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Low Estimate$8,000.00
High Estimate$12,000.00

WHALE IVORY JAGGING WHEEL WITH SNAKE-FORM HANDLE Elegantly curved snake with inset eyes. Square shaft supports a fluted whalebone wh...

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$7,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW PANBONE PORTRAIT OF A CAPTAIN Oval slice of panbone with a red and green zigzag border surrounding a three-quar...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$800.00

RARE WHALE IVORY SNATCH BLOCK Retains much of the shape of the tooth it was carved from. Length 4.25. Width 1". The Alexander MacCo..."

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Low Estimate$6,000.00
High Estimate$9,000.00

SCRIMSHAW PANBONE BUSK ATTRIBUTED TO W. HILL OR E. HILL Depicts six vignettes: an array of Masonic symbols, a whaling scene, a scene...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

WHISK BROOM WITH WHALEBONE HANDLE Baluster-form handle with incised and relief-carved rings. Overall length approx. 8.5. This item..."

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$10,000.00

FINE AND IMPORTANT WHALE IVORY, EBONY AND COCONUT SHELL DIPPER Shell bowl elaborately carved with an American eagle clutching a Uni..."

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Low Estimate$2,500.00
High Estimate$3,500.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse with scene of a three-masted sailing ship at sea. Scene is framed within a foliate arch w...

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

IRON BLUBBER HOOK WITH WHALEBONE HANDLE Handle with incised concentric rings. Pierced at end for rope hanging loop. Length 12. Prov..."

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Both sides engraved with multiple elaborate and finely engraved vignettes. Obverse with Prince of...

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Low Estimate$6,000.00
High Estimate$8,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO THE LADY WELLINGTON ENGRAVER Obverse titled La Griffon & Bashante" depicts a naval battle in..."

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Depicts Lady Liberty seated on a plinth holding an American shield in her right hand and a staff...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Relating scenes of the U.S. Sloop of War St. Louis" at sea and "The Queen of the Sea", a long-haired woman..."

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Low Estimate$1,200.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK A red and green border comprised of a floral vine, a diamond design and solid panels surrounds i...

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse with bust portrait of a portly gentleman. Reverse with profusely engraved interior scene of two male...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

RELIEF-CARVED SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Both sides carved with a leafy vine design. Relief-carved ring encircles base. Length 5. Prov..."

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Depicts a bearded lady in an evocative blue and black dress seated on a fancy red, blue and black...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

SCRIMSHAW PANBONE PLAQUE WITH STOVED BOAT SCENE After a painting by James Stewart. Depicts a whaling scene with a whaleship, a harpo...

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Low Estimate$1,200.00
High Estimate$1,800.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse with a bust portrait of a man, possibly an American Native or African, wearing a distinctive feather...

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Low Estimate$30,000.00
High Estimate$50,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO CALEB ALBRO Obverse depicts three vignettes. Upper vignette depicts an eagle perche...

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Low Estimate$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,500.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse with a three-quarter-length portrait of a prim lady wearing a bonnet and a striped dress. Reverse wi...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse with full-length portrait of a long-haired mustachioed frontiersman resting a long gun against one l...

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Low Estimate$2,500.00
High Estimate$3,500.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH IN THE MANNER OF N.S. FINNEY Both sides with finely engraved and incredibly detailed religious scenes. Obver...

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH FEATURING FASHION PLATE LADIES Both sides with full-length portraits of women, one holding a fold...

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

ELABORATELY ENGRAVED SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a building, possibly an American consulate in Africa or South America,...

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH WITH BUST PORTRAITS OF WOMEN Both women in period dress, one with a bow in her hair and t...

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Low Estimate$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,500.00

WHALEMAN-MADE SINGLE SWIFT Turned whale ivory yarn cup and clamp with incised red bands. Whalebone shaft. Swift cage with whalebone...

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Depicts a full-length portrait of a woman wearing a red beaded necklace and an extravagantly patt...

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Low Estimate$7,000.00
High Estimate$10,000.00

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH WITH PATRIOTIC MOTIFS One tooth signed on edge E.A.G." Obverse depicts a standing Columb..."

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

PAINTED WHALE'S TOOTH Depicts two interlocking vignettes, one of a woman and child carrying baskets while walking along the shore an...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING ENGLISH-AMERICAN AMITY Obverse depicts a British and an American man, both holding thei...

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

SAILOR-MADE BOX WITH WHALEBONE APPLIQUES Cherry box with exposed dovetails. Heart-, floral- and bird-form appliques on lid, and thre...

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Low Estimate$7,000.00
High Estimate$10,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WATCH TOWER Shaped wooden base with whalebone trim supports a central panbone panel flanked by scrimshaw whale's teeth, on...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

SCRIMSHAW JAGGING WHEEL WITH RETICULATED WHALE IVORY HANDLE Handle with three baleen spacers. Fluted openwork wheel pinned in a bird...

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Low Estimate$7,000.00
High Estimate$10,000.00

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH DEPICTING FASHION PLATE LADIES Both teeth with finely rendered portraits of elaborately d...

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

PAIR OF WHALEBONE CANDLESTICKS Turned socles and stems. Rectangular feet with beveled edges. Heights approx. 5."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

RARE SEA CAPTAIN'S DAGGER Belonged to Benjamin Crowninshield, master of of the yacht Cleopatra's Barge of Salem, Massachusetts. Carv...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

RARE AND UNUSUAL SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE PLAQUE Carved whalebone figure of Neptune mounted on an oval piece of whale vertebrae. Neptune...

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PORTRAITS OF A MAN AND WOMAN Obverse with monochrome profile bust portrait of a man with sid...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Depicts two doves holding an olive branch at tip and a potted plant near base. At center, wrapping nearly ar...

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Low Estimate$700.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

RELIEF-CARVED WALRUS IVORY PARROT FIGURE Height 3.5."

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Low Estimate$12,000.00
High Estimate$18,000.00

CARVED WHALE IVORY JAGGING WHEEL WITH SNAKE-FORM HANDLE Looped snake with delicately carved mouth, inset eyes and support for head....

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

HIPPOCAMPUS-FORM CARVED WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Head supports a fluted wheel. Inset eye. Twisted tail with inset dots and sawtooth f...

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Low Estimate$6,000.00
High Estimate$9,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Multiple vignettes around circumference of tooth, all with red and blue/green highlights. The upp...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Central panel depicts a flower blossom set on a stepped base with geometric designs. Central panel flanked...

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00

TWO SCRIMSHAW UTILITARIAN ITEMS 1) Carved whalebone stamp with clenched fist-form terminal, tiers of ogee carvings and two medial pi...

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING THE CIRCUS PERFORMER ZAZEL" "Zazel", dressed in a low-cut gown, poses inside a barrel decorated a..."

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW DOUBLE-SIDED BUSK Obverse depicts a potted plant, a house, four hex signs, a large tree and two small trees. Im...

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Low Estimate$6,000.00
High Estimate$9,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Red geometric bands separate two vignettes: a whaling scene and a patriotic spread-wing eagle. W...

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Low Estimate$6,000.00
High Estimate$9,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH MOUNTED AS A SNUFF BOX Base mounted to a silver metal hinged box with applied stylized crest and engraved in...

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$8,000.00

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH FEATURING MOCK COMBAT SCENES Obverses both with monochromatic depictions of a man in trad...

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$10,000.00

PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH DEPICTING A SAILOR'S FAREWELL AND RETURN Both teeth with wonderfully detailed scenes that wrap aroun...

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Low Estimate$6,000.00
High Estimate$9,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING A WHALING SCENE Depicts a stoved whaleboat near a pod of whales and a broadside view of...

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Low Estimate$20,000.00
High Estimate$30,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO THE NAVAL MONUMENT ENGRAVER Depicts a naval engagement between six American and Eng...

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Low Estimate$15,000.00
High Estimate$20,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH A finely engraved South Seas whaling scene of a whaleship and four whaleboats off a pair of small...

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

SCRIMSHAW BALEEN BUSK Depicts ten vignettes: a tree, a church flying a Union Jack from the tower, a garden gate, a geometric sunburs...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Depicts four finely engraved vignettes separated by floral and foliate garlands. Vignettes inclu...

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Low Estimate$7,000.00
High Estimate$10,000.00

PAIR OF UNUSUAL WHALE'S TEETH DECORATED WITH CHINESE MOTIFS Both teeth with scenes of Chinese figures in a landscape that wrap aroun...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PORTRAIT OF A FRIGATE Obverse depicts a larboard portrait of a 44-gun American frigate under...

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Low Estimate$3,500.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH SAILOR'S FAREWELL MOTIFS Obverse depicts a berry vine surrounding a sailor embracing his swe...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING A FRIGATE AND A FARMSTEAD Obverse depicts a stern-quarter view of a warship underway. Reverse depi...

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

SIGNED SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING HOPE AND PROSPERITY Scene of the symbolic figure of Hope seated on a wharf wraps around the...

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

CARVED WHALEBONE SERVING MALLET Length 6.75."

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Low Estimate$18,000.00
High Estimate$25,000.00

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING THE WHALESHIP LINDSEYS OF SYDNEY One tooth depicts a starboard bow-quarter view...

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$700.00

CARVED WHALEBONE SCRIBE Marked E.F.K." on both sides of slide. Length 9.75"."

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Low Estimate$600.00
High Estimate$800.00

NICELY CARVED WHALEBONE SEAM RUBBER Eight-sided handle with faceted head. Length 6.25."

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PORTRAITS OF A BRITISH SOLDIER AND SAILOR Both figures holding a flagpole flying a large Union Jack in...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

TURNED WHALEBONE FID Length 13.5."

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PORTRAIT OF W.J. FLORENCE Bust portrait identified below as W.J. Florence The Irish Comedian". Portrai..."

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Low Estimate$200.00
High Estimate$300.00

WHALE IVORY-HANDLED SAW Probably made for use in scrimshanding. Abalone cap at end of handle. Length 6.25."

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Low Estimate$2,500.00
High Estimate$3,500.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a brig at sea flying a large British ensign with red field and Union Jack in cant...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

BALEEN BLUDGEON OR BLACKJACK" Double-ended bludgeon with shaft made from eight twisted strands of baleen bound at the ends with twi..."

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$7,000.00

RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE SCRIMSHAW CHURCH-FORM BOX Rectangular wooden box with sliding lid, whalebone trim, and whalebone and baleen...

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Low Estimate$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING A WOMAN Half-length portrait of a topless woman arranging her long hair. Above the portrait is a b...

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Low Estimate$10,000.00
High Estimate$15,000.00

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH, KNOWN AS THE LIGHTNING TEETH" Two teeth from the same jaw but not a symmetrical pair. T..."

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Low Estimate$1,800.00
High Estimate$2,500.00

PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH MEDITATION" AND "THE SHIPWRECK'D TAR" ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES CHAPMAN TINKER Both signed "J.C.T. Sculp"..."

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH DEPICTING A SOLDIER AND HIS LADY ON HORSEBACK One tooth depicts a soldier wearing a plume...

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Low Estimate$15,000.00
High Estimate$20,000.00

PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH BY THE BANKNOTE ENGRAVER Both teeth with oval portraits of women on both obverse and reverse. One to...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE, WHALE IVORY AND BALEEN DOUBLE SWIFT WITH ORIGINAL BOX Turned whale ivory yarn cup...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

CARVED WALRUS IVORY CRIBBAGE BOARD IN THE FORM OF A SPERM WHALE Inlaid baleen diamonds at each side of game track. Articulated jaw a...

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Low Estimate$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Depicts an active whaling scene with four ships, five whaleboats and several whales. Scene is flanked on th...

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Low Estimate$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,500.00

WHALE IVORY PUZZLE BOX IN THE SHAPE OF A WHALESHIP HULL With large bowsprit and carved billethead. The top panel swings to the left,...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

WHALE IVORY DOUBLE BLOCK Length 2.5. Provenance: Sotheby's Americana Auction, June 17, 1998, Lot #709. From the Folk Art & American..."

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Low Estimate$1,200.00
High Estimate$1,800.00

WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE DOUBLE SWIFT Yarn holder cup at top. Upper portion of shaft with baleen bands. Extensively turned collar a...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

PANBONE BASKET Flared sides comprised of crisscrossed staves. Staves affixed to whalebone rim and wooden base plate with metal pins....

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Low Estimate$250.00
High Estimate$400.00

CARVED WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Curved whale ivory handle with multiple geometric carvings. Fluted whale ivory wheel. Deep rich patin...

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

SCRIMSHAW DOUBLE-SIDED BALEEN BUSK Obverse depicts a town scene with houses, church, trees and an obelisk memorial. Reverse depicts...

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00

WHALEBONE FID AND A CARVED WOODEN SEAM RUBBER Fid with three incised lines at top. Length 7.5. Seam rubber with faceted terminal, r..."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

WHALE-FORM CARVED WHALE IVORY SEAM RUBBER Considerable pearling throughout. Length 4.25."

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