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August 11, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Three Scrimshaw Articles

Sell one like this
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2669MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: August 11, 2013 10:00AM


Three Scrimshaw Articles, 19th century, a round brass snuff box or container with a bone disk mounted on the cover with faintly engraved whaling scene, depicting a whale ship, whale, and whaleboat with whalemen with distant iceberg or rocks, a bone carving of a fish and the head of a grotesque figure, mounted with glass eyes, and a carved and turned ivory handle mounted with two brass joinery links, dia. 3 1/4 to 9 in.
Estimate $300-500

The grotesque head on carving is missing one glass eye.

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head, The grotesque head