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Pair of Scrimshaw Whale's Teeth Engraved with Whaling Scenes

Auction:
2482
Lot:
230
Sold for:
$9,480$8,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Pair of Scrimshaw Whale's Teeth Engraved with Whaling Scenes, 19th century, each depicting a whaleship, two whaleboats and crew, and a dead whale, including stands, (cracks), overall ht. 7 5/8 in.

Provenance: E. Norman Flayderman collection.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Each with three approx 1 in. cracks around the base.

Keywords

E. Norman Flayderman, Carving, Economic history of the United States, Engraving, Scrimshaw, Whale, Whaleboat, Whaler, Whaling

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