Old whale's tooth scrimshawed with banner 'SHIP ELLA' along with Provenance letter
Lot 2081Y
A scrimshaw whale's tooth for the ship Ella
19th century 6-1/2 in. (16.5 cm.)
Sold for US$ 525 inc. premium
Lot Details
Property of various owners
A scrimshaw whale's tooth for the ship Ella
American, 19th century
scrimshawed with a whaling scene and inscribed: Whaling Ships Catching Whales & Hunting Bear, Walrus on Ice Flows; the recto engraved with abanner 'SHIP ELLA'.
6-1/2 in. (16.5 cm.)

Footnotes

  • Along with the tooth is a letter from Freeman's Antiques of Lomita, California stating the provenance of the tooth as follows:

    Provenance:
    J. Collingworth, Whaler (died New Bedford, MA 1914)
    J. Collingworth (the son)
    with Freeman's Antiques, 1977
    Mrs. M. Brennan
    to the present owner
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