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Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth

Auction:
2558M
Lot:
605
Sold for:
$1,185$1,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2558M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 14, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth, late 19th century, the tooth engraved on both sides with sailing vessels in battle, one scene likely copied after Thomas Birch's painting of the War of 1812 battle between the U.S.S. Constitution and H.M.S. Guerriere, with one ship flying an American flag, the other a British flag, (base cracks and chips), lg. 6 in., wt. 12.5 oz.

Estimate $800-1,200

Three cracks on base about 1 1/2, 3/4. 1/2 in., severl small chips around base edge.

Keywords

Thomas Birch, Carving, Engraving, Scrimshaw, Tooth, War, Whaling

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