Lot 336
Scrimshaw Whalebone Letter Opener
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
19th century, the tapered handle has a whaling ship on its crown and repetitive geometric floral designs on the sides; the blade carries a classic harpooning scene on one side and two entwined hearts on the other; the thin, finely made blade is very slightly curved.

7.75 in. LOA

From a private North Carolina collection

Smooth, age-toned surfaces; trivial nick on blade's tip, else very fine condition.

$500 - 1,000