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Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth Depicting a Customs House and Sailor

Auction:
3121M
Lot:
860
Sold for:
$1,169$950

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 13, 2018 4:30PM

Description:

Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth Depicting a Customs House and Sailor, 19th century, one side depicting the Salem, Massachusetts, Customs House, the other with an image of a sailor holding a bottle and glass with a ship and seascape in the background, lg. 5 in.

Provenance: Owned by Benjamin Cox, Salem, Massachusetts (b. 1805).
Estimate $700-900


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

Benjamin Cox, Economy of South Korea, Geography of Massachusetts, LG Corporation, Massachusetts, National Register of Historic Places in Salem, Massachusetts, Salem, Massachusetts, Whale's Tooth station, Witchcraft, Salem

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