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SCRIMSHAW WHALE''S TOOTH 19th Century
Obverse depicts a woman dressed in a long robe holding a torch in one hand and a sheaf of wheat in the other hand. Signed "W. Cahill" at base. Reverse depicts a hunter holding a long-stock rifle. Initialed "BE" at base. The image of the hunter is inspired by the frontispiece of Life and Adventure of James P. Beckwourth by T.D. Bonner (N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, 1858). Length 4.5".
Figure 86 in Through the Eyes of a Collector by Nina Hellman (2015).

Provenance: The Thomas Mittler Scrimshaw Collection.

Obverse depicts a woman dressed in a long robe holding a torch in one hand and a sheaf of wheat in the other hand. Signed "W. Cahill" at base. Reverse depicts a hunter holding a long-stock rifle. Initialed "BE" at base. The image of the hunter is inspired by the frontispiece of Life and Adventure of James P. Beckwourth by T.D. Bonner (N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, 1858). Length 4.5".
Figure 86 in Through the Eyes of a Collector by Nina Hellman (2015).

Provenance: The Thomas Mittler Scrimshaw Collection.
Condition: Minor age cracks at base. Some small chips at base.


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$0 $49 $5
$50 $199 $10
$200 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $2,999 $100
$3,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $29,999 $1,000
$30,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
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