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Ivory whale tooth scrimshaw by Don Waring of New Bedford, Mass. (signed), mid-1900s, depicting a bat

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts Start Price:450.00 USD Estimated At:650.00 - 975.00 USD
Ivory whale tooth scrimshaw by Don Waring of New Bedford, Mass. (signed), mid-1900s, depicting a bat
SOLD
800.00USD+ (120.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2010 Oct 23 @ 16:36UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Ivory whale tooth scrimshaw by Don Waring of New Bedford, Mass. (signed), mid-1900s, depicting a battle at sea. 584 grams, 7" x 3" x 2". Extra large, flat tooth with highly detailed, rope-bordered battle scene in which at least eight large warships with British and U.S. flags are at close quarters, their guns ablaze in a haze of smoke, two of the ships sinking and with four lifeboats full of men in the foreground, one of the warships with VICTORY on its stern, the other side of the tooth blank and holed for mounting, otherwise perfectly intact and beautiful.

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