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The Carol and Stephen Memishian 19th Century Scrimshaw Collection Part I Lots 91 through 106 91. PAIR OF “BANKNOTE ENGRAVER” SCRIMSHANDED SPERM WHALE TEETH, mid 19th century, incised and inked recto with framed oval reserves of lovely young women, verso with harbor scenes, one depicting two three-masted ships anchored before a town, the other shows an American ship entering a foreign port, the national flags inked in blue and red. Length 6 ¾ in. Provenance: Nina Hellman, Nantucket, MA 25