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Small Engraved Whale's Tooth with Whaling Scene

Auction:
2431
Lot:
230
Sold for:
$948$800

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Small Engraved Whale's Tooth with Whaling Scene, 19th century, the tooth depicting two sailing vessels with whaleboats nearby and a spouting surfacing whale, lg. 4 5/8 in.

Provenance: Oral history reports by family decent of Capt. Edward Pendergrace, who shipped out of Boston.
Estimate $600-800

About 5 unobtrusive small cracks on base edge and a small chip on base edge

Keywords

Edward Pendergrace, Economic history of the United States, Tooth, Whale, Whaleboat, Whaling

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