Lot 1210

FINE AMERICAN SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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FINE AMERICAN SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH, recto featuring a profile view of a three-masted American gunship within a foliate surround topped with bird and bearing initials "R. B." below, verso featuring a patriotic tableaux with eagle, shield, cannons, and crossed flags. Second quarter 19th century. 5 5/8" L.

Condition

Very good overall condition with minor age cracks and discoloration. Small loss at lower edge, possibly as made.

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The important collection of H. Marshall Goodman Jr., Richmond, VA.