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Five Sailor-made Objects

Auction:
3038B
Lot:
175
Sold for:
$277$225

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3038B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 04, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Five Sailor-made Objects, 19th century, a whale ivory letter opener, whistle, pick/whimsy, folding pick, and a fid with ebony shaft and whale top, lg. to 9 1/2 in.
Estimate $300-500


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

Baleen whales, Mammaliaformes, Oral literature, Sailor, Vocal music, Whale

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