Schrimshaw-for delia

Jan 25, 2021. 18:26 UTC
Schrimshaw-for Delia
Judy
United States of America

Category
Collectibles

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

More from the same collection I've already posted.

Provenance

Same as the others.

Answered within about 17 hours
Jan 26, 11:52 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$1,600 - $2,400 USD

Insurance Value

$4,000 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Judy,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, these are:

An American, English or Continental scrimshaw whale's tooth
19th Century
Depicting a mermaid with an anchor; the reverse blank
6-inches long
PROVENANCE: inherited from a collector of Revolutionary and Civil War memorabilia
$600-900*

TOGETHER WITH

An American nautical scrimshaw whale's tooth
made by Walter Lofthouse Dean (American, 1854 - 1912), probably late 19th/early 20th century
One side profusely carved with a compass, three-masted ship amid ice floes, signed "W.DEAN"; the reverse blank
5 inches long
PROVENANCE: inherited from a collector of Revolutionary and Civil War memorabilia
$1,000-1,500*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

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