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Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth Decorated with a Portrait of a Woman

Auction:
3080B
Lot:
198
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3080B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 03, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth Decorated with a Portrait of a Woman, attributed to Manuel Enos, mid-19th century, large curved tooth decorated with an image of a woman in a flowing gown standing on a carpet with red floral decoration, likely unfinished, ht. 6 1/2 in.

Note: Manuel Enos was a Long Island whaleman. A similar tooth, from the Mittler Collection, was sold at Eldred's on October 15, 2016, Lot 33.
Estimate $2,000-3,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Manuel Enos, Carving, Engraving, Human tooth, Scrimshaw, Visual arts, Whaling

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