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Group of Scrimshaw Toothpicks
4/12/2014 - Americana: Live Salesroom Auction
American or British, 19th century. A group of eight scrimshawed toothpicks in whalebone and walrus ivory with baleen picks in multiple forms including a woman's leg, an ostrich with two extending legs, a harpoon with polychrome decoration, an arm with gold painted embellishments ending in a clenched fist, a cartouche with pierced hearts and polychrome painted circles, and three unadorned picks; lg. 3 in. (longest).

Provenance:  
From the Estate of Kenneth Erwin, Portland, Michigan
Sold: $900.00
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