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Scrimshaw

Winning Bid: $500.00

Item condition: New

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Description

Starting Bid: $350

Donated by: Artist Christina Jacobsen deVilliers

Description: This original one-of-a-kind scrimshaw on genuine whale’s tooth was made by Christina Jacobsen deVilliers, whose father Leif Jacobsen was a New Bedford highliner in the 1960s. The piece depicts Veronica, a wooden barque built in 1879 by Joseph Rowan at Indian Town, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada in 1879.  She measured 187 feet in length with a 38-foot beam and traded across the North Atlantic. In 1902, under the command of Captain Alexander Shaw, she sailed out of the Gulf of Mexico bound for Montevideo with a cargo of pitch pine. She was later burned off the Paranhyba River by mutineers.  The survivors were picked up by the steamer Brunswick and returned to Liverpool, England where they were tried, convicted, and hanged for what was at the time a sensational and highly publicized crime.

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Highest bidder was: j*********s

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
j*********s October 17, 2021 6:06 am $500.00
m***********i October 11, 2021 6:33 pm $475.00
k*******n October 11, 2021 6:22 pm $425.00
m***********i October 10, 2021 2:53 pm $400.00
Auction started October 7, 2021 12:00 pm

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