Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth Depicting a Tropical Whaling Scene
- $8,000 - $12,000
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2985B
- Date / Time :
- March 04, 2017 10:00AM
Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth Depicting a Tropical Whaling Scene, possibly Horatio E.C. Nelson, mid-19th century, the wraparound scene depicts a smoking volcano with two longboats hunting a pod of three whales, a three-masted sailing ship on the end continuing around to an island shore scene with another three-masted sailing ship and a whaleboat capturing a whale in the foreground, the bottom edge engraved "H.E.C. Nelson," lg. 6 in.
Very minor chips on the edge, old shrinkage cracks.
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