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Engraved Whale's Tooth

Auction:
2482
Lot:
232
Sold for:
$1,007$850

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

Description:

Engraved Whale's Tooth, 1848, one side depicting an American ship of war below a compass-drawn sun, the reverse depicting an anchor above a spreadwing American eagle and panoply, above a small border of trees, the sides inscribed "Bath" and the year "1848," (cracks), ht. 4 1/2 in.
Estimate $600-800

The tip has been ground flat at an angle, two cracks one on either sideabout 1 1/2 in. lg.

Keywords

1 1/2, Anchor, Angle, Bath, Somerset, Compass, Engraving, Orientation, Orienteering, Tooth

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