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Pair of Scrimshaw Whale's Teeth with Portraits of Women

Auction:
2985B
Lot:
167
Estimate:
$8,000 - $12,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2985B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 04, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Pair of Scrimshaw Whale's Teeth with Portraits of Women, 19th century, polychrome decoration, one with a portrait of a woman feeding a lamb on one side and a portrait of woman in a dark gown above a border of roses on the other; one with an image of a girl skipping rope on one side and a portrait of woman in a striped gown above a border of roses on the other, ht. to 6 7/8 in.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Both tips chipped, short shrinkage cracks in the bases.


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