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Whalebone and Whale Ivory Swift

Auction:
3022M
Lot:
283
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3022M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 13, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Whalebone and Whale Ivory Swift, 19th century, clamp in the form of a hand grasping the shaft supporting the leaves, shaft with alternating red and black sealing wax rings, (imperfections), ht. 17 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Some restoration to leaves, some leaves detached.


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

Clamp, Envelopes, Horse racing, Japanese martial arts, John Shaft, Seal, Sealing wax, Swift, Visual arts, Wax, Whale

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