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WHALEMAN-MADE POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW FOOD CHOPPER Second Quarter of the 19th Century
With elephant ivory handle and baleen blade. Handle with yellow, red and green geometric scrimshaw decoration and inset baleen dots. Beautifully executed basketweave carving at top of handle and scroll carvings at ends. Blade inscribed on one side "Atlas N L Con" below two crossed feathers. Inscribed on other side "IXP". 3" x 4.25".

Figure 155 in Through the Eyes of a Collector by Nina Hellman (2015).
Provenance: The Thomas Mittler Scrimshaw Collection.

With elephant ivory handle and baleen blade. Handle with yellow, red and green geometric scrimshaw decoration and inset baleen dots. Beautifully executed basketweave carving at top of handle and scroll carvings at ends. Blade inscribed on one side "Atlas N L Con" below two crossed feathers. Inscribed on other side "IXP". 3" x 4.25".

Figure 155 in Through the Eyes of a Collector by Nina Hellman (2015).
Provenance: The Thomas Mittler Scrimshaw Collection.
Condition: No damages noted.


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