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A PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE VEGETABLE TONGS
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A PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE VEGETABLE TONGS

PROBABLY AMERICAN, 19TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE VEGETABLE TONGS
Probably American, 19th century
The hinged fork and spoon with foliate and geometric decoration overall together with, a whalebone sweing bird, a sewing kit, and a rolling tool
12¼in. long the tongs (4)
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Notice Regarding the Sale of Material from Endangered Species. Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country

Lot Essay

A very similar tongs is illustrated in E. Norman Flayderman, Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders (New Milford, Connecticut, 1972), p. 255
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