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Small Engraved Whale's Tooth and Sixteen Scrimshaw Items

Auction:
2482
Lot:
238
Sold for:
$2,133$1,800

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

Description:

Small Engraved Whale's Tooth and Sixteen Scrimshaw Items, mid to late 19th century, the tooth engraved with a figure of a boy on a rocking horse on one side and a girl wearing a fancy dress on the reverse, accompanied by a three-tier mahogany and bone spool holder and fourteen small whalebone items: two knitting needle sheaths, one heightened with a red heart and diamond, two stamps, one oval with an eagle and stars and the name "WILLIAM BENNETT USN," the other with a cross-hatched diamond pattern, a button with relief-carved crown, six bodkins, two tatting shuttles, a netting needle, a thread winder, and a needle case with screw top, tooth ht. 4 7/8, dia. of scrimshaw items 1-4 in.
Estimate $400-600

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Arts and crafts, Crown, Engraving, Knitting, Knitting needle, Lace, Needlework, Scrimshaw

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