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Three Scrimshaw-decorated Whales' Teeth

Auction:
2587M
Lot:
1083
Sold for:
$1,422$1,200

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Auction:
Discovery - 2587M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
March 15, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Three Scrimshaw-decorated Whales' Teeth, inscribed "Amos Ring, Wilmington, S.C., God Save The Queen, God Save Mrs. Davis, Lifeline to our Free States, 1863 The Runner Modern Greece-Mail Ship," lg. 6; inscribed "To Captain Evans, Port of San Francisco, California, Whale Vessel Libertad, Panama, For Our Captain From The Crew," lg. 6 1/2; and a whaling scene with inscription "Capt. Dana Flynn, Swallow, 1861," lg. 5 3/4 in.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

God Save, South Carolina, Wilmington, Davis, Evans, Whale Vessel Libertad, Panama, Port of San Francisco, Dana Flynn, Carving, Economic history of the United States, Engraving, Scrimshaw, Whale, Whaling

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