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Scrimshaw "Clenched Fist" Walking Stick

Auction:
2640B
Lot:
103
Sold for:
$1,320$1,100

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2640B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 03, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Scrimshaw "Clenched Fist" Walking Stick, probably late 19th century, topped with a carved whale's tooth in the form of a clenched fist, with a silver band connecting it to a faceted whalebone shaft with indistinct inscriptions "Made and Presented TO H.D. FROST BY Capt. Wm. H. Thomas of Barque La--- New Bedford Mass. 15 May ----," the tip reinforced with wide bands of brass and copper, (fist cracked and with a small loss), lg. 33 5/8 in.
Estimate $700-900

-Clenched fist- is cracked vertically through the center and a 1/4 x 3/4 in. sliver is missing on the palm.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

New Bedford, Gestures, Logos, Palm, Raised fist, Scrimshaw

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