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Large Antique Whale's Tooth Scrimshaw-decorated by Robert Spring

Auction:
3121M
Lot:
865
Sold for:
$5,228$4,250

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 13, 2018 4:30PM

Description:

Large Antique Whale's Tooth Scrimshaw-decorated by Robert Spring, decoration dated 1974, one side showing the schooner Huntress of Nantucket flying an American flag, the other side showing the Cecilia, both vessels identified in inscriptions, signed and dated "R. Spring 1974" within a swag below, lg. 9 in.

Note: May only be purchased by a Massachusetts resident and will not be shipped out of state.
Estimate $800-1,200


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

Robert Spring, Carving, Engraving, Geography of Massachusetts, Huntress, Massachusetts, Nantucket, Scrimshaw, Visual arts

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