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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 104

    A 19th century scrimshaw walrus' tusk The Perils of Whalermen**

    NATHEN SMITH, CIRCA 1850

    Price Realised  

    A 19th century scrimshaw walrus' tusk The Perils of Whalermen**
    Nathen Smith, circa 1850
    polised and engraved with a primitive whaling scene of a whaleboat about to put a second harpoon in an arching whale. Indistinctly inscribed and [signed] on the back: "the perils of the whalermen/inscribed by Seamen/Nathan Smith Nantucket".
    17 in. (43.2 cm.) length.


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