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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection




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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/73
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 166 mm, mounted, polychrome: red and greenish blue. Woman in chair, head in hand.
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
Full description:

The engraving is of a beautiful woman in a simple day dress with a short pointed waist, seated on an upholstered chair and holding a folded paper, perhaps a letter. It is possibly derived from a picture or photograph rather than a fashion plate, but the piece is difficult to date.

  • Height: 166mm
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