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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 107

    A 19th century scrimshaw whale's tooth with Mormon/Masonic iconography**

    Price Realised  

    A 19th century scrimshaw whale's tooth with Mormon/Masonic iconography**
    the front engraved with the image of a bearded angel braiding the hair of a woman as she preaches with an olive branch and chalice and the sun watching over. The back engraved with a beehive under a shining star.
    7 in. (17.8 cm.) length.


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    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.