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A SCRIMSHAW IVORY AND EBONY CRIMPER
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A SCRIMSHAW IVORY AND EBONY CRIMPER

AMERICAN, LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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A SCRIMSHAW IVORY AND EBONY CRIMPER
American, late 19th-early 20th century
In the form of an arm gripping a snake's neck above a carved and ebony-banded center over a fork and heart-pierced wheel
8in. long
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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

This fine crimper closely recalls an example at the Whaling Museum in New Bedford, and the design may be based on that example. See E. Norman Flayderman, Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders (New Milford, Connecticut, 1972), p. 184
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