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Scrimshaw Wahle's Tooth from Mexican War
4/12/2014 - Americana: Live Salesroom Auction
American, ca 1840s. A scrimshawed whale's tooth engraved on both sides, one featuring a war eagle in a cartouche surrounded by military standards including the 1830s flag of the Republic of Texas and the reverse depicting a couple embracing with an anchor and ship, possibly the U.S.S. St. Mary's, in the background, tooth on a wooden stand; lg. 4 in. 

Provenance:  
From the Estate of Kenneth Erwin, Portland, Michigan


Condition:  
Small stain on eagle carving and one inch crack on reverse.
Sold: $1,680.00
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