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inlaid mahogany, exotic woods, whale ivory, and baleen sewing box, probably eastern United States, circa 1850
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inlaid mahogany, exotic woods, whale ivory, and baleen sewing box, probably eastern United States, circa 1850
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Details & Cataloguing

Visual Grace: Important American Folk Art from the Collection of Ralph O. Esmerian

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inlaid mahogany, exotic woods, whale ivory, and baleen sewing box, probably eastern United States, circa 1850

Provenance

Kristina Barbara Johnson, Princeton, New Jersey
Sotheby Parke-Bernet, "The Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection, Part III," April 29-30, 1983, lot 467

Exhibited

"Hunt for the Whale," American Folk Art Museum, 1968
"The Flowering of American Folk Art, 1776-1876," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1974
"Scrimshaw: The Sailor's Art," Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1977
"The Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection and Scrim Sculpture by Tom Johnston," Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, Connecticut, 1978
"Compass: Folk Art in Four Directions," New York, The South Street Seaport Museum, June 20-October 7, 2012

Literature

Lipman, Jean. Provocative Parallels, New York: E.P. Dutton, 1975, p. 77
Lipman, Jean and Alice Winchester. The Flowering of American Folk Art, 1776-1876, New York: Viking Press in association with Whitney Museum of American Art, 1974, p. 251
Meyer, Charles R. Whaling and the Art of Scrimshaw, New York: David McKay, 1976, p. 63
American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum, p. 327, fig. 288

Visual Grace: Important American Folk Art from the Collection of Ralph O. Esmerian

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New York