11-07-2010 11-07-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2524B Boston
November 7, 2010 11:00 AMCalender

Stipple-decorated Whale's Tooth

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2524B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 07, 2010 11:00AM


Stipple-decorated Whale's Tooth, dated 1909, decorated on both sides with bust portraits of women, one surrounded by a garland of flowers, one side inscribed "Fayal/Horta 1909," mounted on a wooden stand, overall ht. 8 1/2 in.

Provenance: Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection Part I, sold at Sotheby's, December 11 & 12, 1981.

Note: Fayal and Horta refer to locations in the Azores often visited by whaling ships.

Estimate $300-500


Barbara Johnson Whaling, Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection Part