11-08-2009 11-08-2009
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2482 Boston
November 8, 2009 11:00 AMCalender
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Large Scrimshaw Decorated Whale's Tooth

$1,896$1,600
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Large Scrimshaw Decorated Whale's Tooth, late 19th century, one side decorated with a ship with sails furled , flying an American flag, the other side depicting a sailor, (age cracks), lg. 6 3/8 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Age cracks- ship side-3 small at base, and 1 1/2, and 1 in. lg. tight hairlines; sailor side-1 1/4, 1 1/2 lg. cracks from base, another 1/4 in. near tip.

Keywords

sailor, 1 1/2