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Mid-19th Century

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH ROMANTIC MOTIFS

Depicts two vignettes, one of two birds at a water fountain, and one of two lovers, possibly Romeo and Juliet, framed within shells and scrolls.
Length 4.5".
Condition: Tip with sizable chip and age line. Base cut mostly flat, with some chips. Age lines extending from base into obverse and blank reverse, both approx. 2".
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  • Provenance:
    A Scrimshaw Collection Originating on Nantucket Island.

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East Dennis, MA, US

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