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Scrimshaw Decorated Whale's Tooth

Auction:
2482
Lot:
235
Sold for:
$1,304$1,100

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

Description:

Scrimshaw Decorated Whale's Tooth, mid-19th century, the obverse engraved with a stern view of a whaling vessel with whaleboats, flying an American flag, the reverse depicting a young woman, leaning on the arm of a settee, (cracks), ht. 5 7/8 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Two fine cracks, each about 4 in. lg. on center of both sides.

Keywords

Carving, Economic history of the United States, Engraving, Scrimshaw, Whale, Whaleboat, Whaling

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