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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 76

    A 19th century scrimsahw whale's tooth of the whaler Maria Orr**

    JOHN SPARK

    Price Realised  

    A 19th century scrimsahw whale's tooth of the whaler Maria Orr**
    John Spark
    polished and engraved on both sides; the first with a portrait of the whaler and inscribed below "Whaler Maria Orr", further engraved at the top "Matelot/John Spark". On the back engraved with: "A Sperm Whale/53ft long/53 Tons/Meat 21 tons/Bones 6 "/Blubber 14 "/Blood 6 "/Intestines 1 "/Stomach 3 cwt/Liver "/Kidneys 1 Ton/Heart 1 "/Tongue 2 "/Lungs 12 cwt", and with an image of the whale below.
    5½ in. (14 cm.) length.


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