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Auction Closes At: 14:17:00 12/14/2022
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 624. Walrus Scrimshaw Tusks with Partial Skull
Estimate: $1,500-$2,500
Current High Bid: $2,400.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $2,400.00

Category: Ethnographic and Tribal Art
Sub Category: Native American (North America and Eskimo)
Culture or Country: Greenland.
Period: Ca. late 19th to 1st quarter of the 20th century for scrimming, skull is probably much older.
Size: 26”L, overall. tusks- 21”L.

Description: Scrimshaw walrus tusk with a partial skull. One tusk scrimmed with two hunting scenes and a sailor riding on the back of a whale, inscribed; “Pursuit of the Greenland Whale 1856”. This tusk has a repaired break in the upper portion with restoration over the break line. The other tusk is scrimmed with three large whales of various types and inscribed with their scientific names. Tusk is intact. The skull is scrimmed with a beautifully rendered whaling ship, with a U.S. flag and inscribed: “Ship George & Susan... Robert Jones Master” and a coffin inscribed “Mr. Tripp” and, a hard to read inscribed line of text below the coffin. Overall mellow tan surface patina. A beautifully scrimmed example.
Provenance: Estate of David Sheridan, Branchburg, NJ., acquired 1950’s to early 2000’s, by descent to family.
Shipping Fee:
National: $95.00
International: $195.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Walrus Scrimshaw Tusks with Partial Skull

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. loo $2,400.00 1 12/20/2022 11:43:38 PM
2. Xolotl2 $2,300.00 1 12/14/2022 2:10:47 PM
3. loo $2,300.00(losing tie) 1 12/14/2022 2:11:30 PM
4. loo $2,100.00 1 12/14/2022 12:45:10 PM
5. Memorable $2,000.00 1 12/14/2022 1:37:05 PM

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