REPRO ANTIQUE SCRIMSHAW WHALES TOOTH COLLECTION ARTEK

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 16,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

A NICE COLLECTION OF VINTAGE REPRODUCTION POLYMER IVORY WHALES TEETH, PRODUCED BY THE CRAFTMASTERS GUILD, ARTEK, INC., ANTRIM, N.H. IN 1977. INCLUDED ARE THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES: AN UNPOLISHED WHALES TOOTH, IN ITS NATURAL STATE, A POLISHED TOOTH READY TO SCRIMSHAW, A TOOTH ENTITLED "SPERM WHALE AT BAY, A TOOTH ENTITLED "A SHOAL OF SPERM WHALES", A TOOTH ENTITLED "NANTUCKET, MASS. 1853", A TOOTH DEPICTING WHALERS STRANDED ON THE ICE (APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN A LIMITED EDITION, THIS ONE BEING NUMBERED 108/300) AND A TOOTH ENTITILED "SHIP LONDON OF SALEM" ON ONE SIDE AND 'U.S.S. OF W OHIO" ON THE OTHER SIDE. SEVEN EXAMPLES IN ALL, TOGETHER WITH THE ORIGINAL RETAILER'S PLAQUE, WHICH READS "SAVE THE WHALE, 1977 COLLECTION. PERPETUATING THE APPRECIATION AND PRACTICE OF THE OLD WHALEMAN'S ART OF SCRIMSHAW ON A NON-WHALE PRODUCT, POLYMER IVORY, TO HELP CONSERVE THE SPECIES". "HAND CRAFTED BY CRAFTMASTERS GUILD, ARTEK, INC. ANTRIM, N.H." EACH TOOTH BEARS THE EMPRESSED MAKER'S MARK. THESE TEETH, FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, WERE PAINSTAKINGLY COPIED FROM TRUE EXAMPLES HELD IN VARIOUS MUSEUMS, AND WILL MAKE A NICE & VERY DECORATIVE ADDITION TO ANY MARITIME OR SCRIMSHAW COLLECTION! THE LARGEST TOOTH MEASURES 9". EMAIL WITH QUESTIONS, NO RESERVE & HAPPY BIDDING!

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