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    Sale 1959

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Prints And Decoys

    17 - 18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 382

    A SCRIMSHAW WHALE TOOTH

    AMERICAN OR ENGLISH, MID 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SCRIMSHAW WHALE TOOTH
    American or English, Mid 19th Century
    Inscribed with a parrot to one side, the reverse inscribed with a hut and trees.
    6¼ in. long


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    Literature

    Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. and Mary Grace Carpenter The Decorative Arts and Crafts of Nantucket (New York, 1987) pp. 171-172, figs. 160 and 161.