A fine pair of 19th century Scrimshaw whale's teeth. 6ins. (15cm)long, each. 2
Lot 44Y
A fine pair of 19th century Scrimshaw whale's teeth. 6ins. (15cm)long, each. 2
Sold for £17,500 (US$ 29,414) inc. premium
Auction Details
A fine pair of 19th century Scrimshaw whale's teeth. 6ins. (15cm)long, each. 2 A pair of Scrimshaw whales teeth A pair of Scrimshaw whales teeth A pair of Scrimshaw whales teeth A pair of Scrimshaw whales teeth A pair of Scrimshaw whales teeth
Lot Details
A fine pair of 19th century Scrimshaw whale's teeth.
With banded decoration at base and tip, each tooth inscribed on one side with a scene of a Victorian lady and gentleman in a garden setting, with foliate border. One the reverse, one tooth is inscribed with an American three mast sailing ship, the other with a pair of sailing ships, both on an engraved sea. 6ins. (15cm)long, each. (2)

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  • Please note. Two small flakes have detached from the tip as a result of historic damage. This lot will be subject to CITES regulations.
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  1. Lionel Willis
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