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Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth Decorated with a Whaling Scene

Auction:
2985B
Lot:
128
Sold for:
$2,706$2,200

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2985B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 04, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth Decorated with a Whaling Scene, 19th century, both sides depicting a whaling ship and longboats hunting whales, one edge with a whale and longboat scene, the top with a geometric border, the base with a floral border, ht. 6 1/2 in.
Estimate $800-1,200


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

Balaenidae, Cetaceans, Mammaliaformes, Megafauna, Sperm whale, Whale, Whaling, Whaling in the United States

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