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Ivory whale tooth with mid-1900s scrimshaw depicting a whaling scene on one side and a captain hold

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts Start Price:525.00 USD Estimated At:750.00 - 1,100.00 USD
Ivory whale tooth with mid-1900s scrimshaw depicting a whaling scene on one side and a  captain hold
SOLD
725.00USD+ (108.75) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2010 Oct 23 @ 16:35UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Ivory whale tooth with mid-1900s scrimshaw depicting a whaling scene on one side and a captain holding a telescope on the other. 266 grams, 2-1/1" x 4-3/4". Very well-detailed design showing a sailing ship off a mountainous shore with two launch boats attacking two sperm whales (one head and one tail sticking out of the waves separately) in a floral border, the other side with a telescope-toting captain in his cap and coat in a double-row pointed border with compass points, very nicely intact and patinated, made to rest flat.

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