Welcome to Kahn Fine Antiques and Works of Art Catalogue

Antique Scrimshaw and Whaling Items Item Detail

A RARE 19th century ANTIQUE SCRIMSHAW WhaleIvory Seam Rubber dated 1841


SEE ALL NEW AQUISITIONS!
 Antique Bookends|  Nautical Antiques and Antique Ship Models
Antique Furniture, Folk Art, and Needlework |  Antique Scrimshaw and Whaling Items
Antique Firearms, Swords, and Militaria |  Clocks, Barometers, Sextants, and Telescopes
Antique Paintings, Maps, Documents, Photos |  Antique Boxes, Nantucket Baskets, Books
Antique Porcelain, Antique Glass, and Canes |  Silver, Brass, Lamps, Jewelry and Metalware
Antique Presidential Items |  New Collector's Antiques for Under $300
Our Sold Antiques |  Clearance Items!
Click on Image to View Larger Picture
click to view larger image of A RARE 19th century ANTIQUE SCRIMSHAW WhaleIvory Seam Rubber dated 1841

 Click here to see more pictures.

click to view larger image of A RARE 19th century ANTIQUE SCRIMSHAW WhaleIvory Seam Rubber dated 1841
Category:

Antique Scrimshaw and Whaling Items


Inventory ID: 561

Item Title:

A RARE 19th century ANTIQUE SCRIMSHAW WhaleIvory Seam Rubber dated 1841


Item Description:

Measuring 4" long, this rare seam rubber is made entirely from whale's tooth. The handle has the initials "A A" and the date 1841. The middle section of the stem has previously been broken and there is a small piece 1/2" by 1/4" missing. The wedge shows old dryness and age cracks but is sound. NOTE: This piece comes from a long deceased collector (1874-1940) of whaling artifacts who lived in Mattapoisett, MA., and who was also a director of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society (now known as the New Bedford Whaling Museum) from 1919-1940. Much of his collection went to the museum upon his death in 1940. This piece, along with many more now in our gallery, has NEVER BEEN ON THE MARKET since it was acquired circa 1900-1920.


Price: SOLD

Return to Previous Page