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Shepard Hardware Co. "Jonah and the Whale" Mechanical Bank

Auction:
2946M
Lot:
1029
Sold for:
$800$650

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 28, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Shepard Hardware Co. "Jonah and the Whale" Mechanical Bank, Buffalo, New York, 19th century, depicting a large whale and figures on the ship in the turbulent seas, lower frieze reading Jonah and the Whale, lg. 10 1/4 in.
Estimate $300-500

functions properly, faded and worn paint, coin trap door lacking key


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Balaenidae, Baleen whales, Biota, Cetaceans, Endangered animals, Jonah, Mammaliaformes, Whale