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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection

 

Scrimshaw

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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/64
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 135 mm, polychrome: red and brown. Man presenting a rose to a woman.
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A pricked-in vignette showing a man presenting a rose in a petal-like wrapping to a woman seated beneath an oval trellis arch. The couple are in relatively modest clothes for evening wear. Dating them is difficult, but they are most probably ca. 1840-1850.

Dimensions:
  • Height: 135mm
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