Antique Pewter Charger Belonging to Frederick Myrick

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Rare and important 19th C. pewter charger belonging to Frederick Myrick, scrimshaw artist of the famous "Susan's Teeth". Engraved "Captain Frederick Myrick Nantucket. Mass. B. 1808". Great condition, measures 16-1/2" diameter.

According to Frederick Myrick of Nantucket: Scrimshaw Catalogue Raisonné compiled by Donald E. Ridley and with a biographical sketch by Stuart M. Frank (Sharon, Mass.: Kendall Whaling Museum Monograph Series No. 13, 2000), Myrick was born on Nantucket in 1808. He embarked on his first whaling voyage in 1821, and continued his career at sea until 1829. He mostly served aboard the Susan , during which he produced thirty-six scrimshaw whale's teeth known collectively as "Susan's Teeth". Around 1847 he and his family moved to Auburn, New York, where he died in 1862. Stuart writes, "The only certain Myrick relic from this New York period is a pewter charger (platter) engraved 'Captain Frederick Myrick 1808-'."

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