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Whale's Tooth Sphere and Small Scrimshaw Tooth

Auction:
3158T
Lot:
1536
Sold for:
$738$600

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3158T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 25, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Whale's Tooth Sphere and Small Scrimshaw Tooth, 19th century, the sphere composed of numerous plates of whale's tooth then carved with a spiral pattern, the tooth with floral decoration, dia. 4 1/2 in.
Estimate $200-400

The tooth has a chip and a crack on the tip and a very small chip on the base.


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

Carving, Engraving, Human tooth, Scrimshaw, Visual arts

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