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Carved and Scrimshaw-decorated and Baleen-inlaid Mythological Jagging Wheel

Auction:
3167B
Lot:
50
Sold for:
$1,046$850

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3167B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 03, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Carved and Scrimshaw-decorated and Baleen-inlaid Mythological Jagging Wheel, c. 1830, with snake handle, coiled snake around the body, and female legs joined by the pierced wheel, (imperfections), lg. 4 3/4 in., on custom stand.

Literature: For a discussion of a related example, see E. Norman Flayderman, Scrimshanders, Whales and Whalemen, p. 184, illustrated.
The Marvill Collection
Estimate $800-1,200

apparently made in two halves, some separation along the seam with very minor losses.


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

E. Norman Flayderman, Baleen, Carving, Engraving, Scrimshaw, Visual arts

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