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Full-Bodied Sperm Whale Clark Voorhees (1911-1980)

Full-Bodied Sperm Whale Clark Voorhees (1911-1980)

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Full-Bodied Sperm Whale
Clark Voorhees (1911-1980)
Weston, VT c. 1960
18 in. long
A rare eighteen-inch-long, full-bodied whale carving by Clark Voorhees, the son of Clark Greenwood Voorhees (1871-1933) who was one of the founders of the Old Lyme Art Colony. Full-bodied carved whale models are among the rarest of Voorhees' marine mammal carvings and represent his best carving efforts. Only a few are known to have come to market in the past decade. A world record was set for a related full-body model by this firm in July 2014, realizing $12,000.
Stamped "C VOORHEES" on the bottom of the base and a conjoined "CV" is carved on the underside of the whale. Original paint in exemplary condition.
LITERATURE: Kevin Tulimieri, "Clark Voorhees' Carved Whales," The Magazine Antiques, January/February 2011, pp. 56-62.


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$ 6000.00 ( Sold Price )


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Full-Bodied Sperm Whale Clark Voorhees (1911-1980)

Listed price: $6,000.00

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