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March 4, 2017 10:00 AMCalender

Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth Decorated with a Portrait of a Woman

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Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2985BLocation: BostonDate / Time: March 04, 2017 10:00AM


Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth Decorated with a Portrait of a Woman, attributed to Manuel Enos, mid-19th century, large curved tooth decorated with an image of a woman in a flowing gown standing on a carpet with red floral decoration, likely unfinished, ht. 6 1/2 in.

Note: Manuel Enos was a Long Island whaleman. A similar tooth, from the Mittler Collection, was sold at Eldred's on October 15, 2016, Lot 33.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

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Manuel Enos