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Mid-19th Century

LARGE POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING A LADY

Standing in profile with her hand at her chin, wearing earrings, a green, red and yellow geometric-patterned dress and a matching beribboned hat.
Length 6".
Condition: Base cut flat. Minor age lines and a few scattered small spots of a white residue, but generally well-preserved.
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  • Provenance:
    The Collection of Chuck and Jan Deluca.

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