08-14-2011 08-14-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2558M Marlborough
August 14, 2011 10:00AMCalender

Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth

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


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.


Thomas Birch