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    Sale 1963

    Maritime Art Including Fine Paintings, Nautical Antiques, Scrimshaw And Ship Models

    30 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 139

    A 19th century American watch case**


    Price Realised  

    A 19th century American watch case**
    John Almys, circa 1882
    in the form of an eight-sided casket with lignum vitae fitted corners, a hinged lid with latch, decorated with floral and animal motifs, mounted on a bone wall plaque cut and pierced with a pair of birds at the top and a floral motif along the sides. Signed and dated on the back.
    7 x 4½ in. (17.8 x 11.4 cm.)

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