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Two Scrimshaw Whale's Teeth

Auction:
2482
Lot:
240
Sold for:
$889$750

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

Description:

Two Scrimshaw Whale's Teeth, late 19th century, one depicting a genre scene with father, mother, and grandmother, with the baby taking his first steps; the second depicting a fashionably dressed lady, (minor cracks), ht. 4 5/8, 5 1/4 in.
Estimate $500-700

The genre scene tooth has a 1 1/2 in. unobtrusive crack through grandmother figure; the second tooth has a 1 in. crack on the revese.

Keywords

1 1/2, Carving, Engraving, Scrimshaw, Tooth, Whaling

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