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Item Details

Marine & Oriental Export Art

July 23, 2009

Lot #432
Temp #15
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For $350.00   (hammer price)
 $402.50   (price including buyer's premium)
Last Updated July 23, 2009

Description

*SCRIMSHAW PENDANT 20th Century
Handmade by K.E. DeLong. In oval form depicting a breaching whale below a star in a night sky on one face; beneath a crescent moon on the reverse. Length of pendant 2. Gold chain marked ".980 Italy", length 24". Cover of box with handwritten inscription in the form of a whaling journal: "This Scrimshaw Pendant was made especially for you from Antique Sperm Whale Ivory, Nantucket Ebony, Abalone shell, coin silver and 14k. Gold. Every detail, cutting, shaping, inlay work and polishing is entirely by hand. Designed just for you, a duplicate will not be made. So ends. K.E. DeLong"."

Condition

Due to Federal Law, items marked with an asterisk (*) will be sold only to Massachusetts residents, and will not be shipped out of state.

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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