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101: New England scrimshaw whale's tooth, early/mid 1

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Description

New England scrimshaw whale's tooth, early/mid 19th c., the front decorated with a sailing ship flying an American flag, surmounted by an eagle holding an American flag under a row of thirteen stars, the reverse depicting an oval portrait of Grace Darling amidst timbers, lines, and a distraught sailor pining over her, with sheet music and a floral band, 6 1/4'' h. Provenance: Josephine Dawes, Hightstown, New Jersey.

Condition

Couple small age cracks near base, otherwise excellent condition.
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Estimate $8,000 – $12,000
Starting Bid $4,000
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7:00 AM - May 05, 2012
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