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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection

 

Scrimshaw

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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/74
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 164 mm, polychrome: red, brown, green and yellow-orange. Woman in elaborate outdoor dress and bonnet.
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
Full description:

With a superb engraving of a woman in an elaborate promenade or outdoor dress and bonnet. In places, a pricked-in outline is visible. Her dome-shaped crinoline skirt is in flounced tiers and the coat/jacket/mantle is bordered with lace. The little bonnet with trimming under the brim reveals her waved hair with a centre parting. Its date is probably between 1850 and 1860.

Dimensions:
  • Height: 164mm
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