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Large Polychrome and Scrimshaw-decorated Sperm Whale Lower Jawbone

Auction:
3104T
Lot:
3010
Sold for:
$3,321$2,700

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3104T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 31, 2018 2:00PM

Description:

Large Polychrome and Scrimshaw-decorated Sperm Whale Lower Jawbone, Michael Vienneau, Nantucket, 1997, allover decoration on one side depicting a town, harbor, surroundings, and ocean beyond, and a family waving farewell from their rooftop, lg. 38 1/2 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000


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

Michael Vienneau, Carving, Engraving, Geography of Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Nantucket, Scrimshaw, Sperm whales, Visual arts, Whale

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