Wed, 31st Oct 2012 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Cochrane)

 
  Lot 97
 

97

A SCRIMSHAW-DECORATED WHALE'S TOOTH<br/>incised...

A SCRIMSHAW-DECORATED WHALE'S TOOTH
incised over both sides and depicting a British whaler at anchor off a lighthouse; and a whaler sailing towards the horizon off a headland with a jubilant whale looking on, with banner inscribed Going home sweet home over -- 8in. (20.3cm.); 586g

Sold for £434
Estimated at £350 - £500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Rubbings and abrasions commensurate with age, old hairline crack extending from root along lower edge, approx. 2in. Generally in good overall condition.

We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of this property. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Charles Miller Ltd is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.

 
A SCRIMSHAW-DECORATED WHALE'S TOOTH
incised over both sides and depicting a British whaler at anchor off a lighthouse; and a whaler sailing towards the horizon off a headland with a jubilant whale looking on, with banner inscribed Going home sweet home over -- 8in. (20.3cm.); 586g