A finely scrimshawed whale's tooth,  circa 1930,  5 3/4in (14.5cm) long, weight 350 gms
Lot 63Y
A finely scrimshawed whale's tooth, circa 1830, 5.75in (14.5cm) long
Sold for £2,400 (US$ 3,846) inc. premium

Lot Details
A finely scrimshawed whale's tooth, English, circa 1830,
the obverse engraved with three quarter length portraits of lovers standing beneath a heart and ribbon held by a dove, the lower section with large bouquet of flowers in a vase, the reverse with portrait of a whaling ship apparently flying the Stars and Stripes, the foreground with whale chasing scene, leafy border and surmounted by flag and flower trophy. Weight 350 gms. 5.75in (14.5cm) long

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Sale, Sotheby's London, 1 April 1998, lot 314
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