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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 110

    A 19th century scrimshaw whale's tooth with a ship and a whale**

    Price Realised  

    A 19th century scrimshaw whale's tooth with a ship and a whale**
    engraved on one side with a ship in a rolling sea, and on the other a large whale; further decorated with geometric and floral patterns along the length and circumference of the tooth.
    5½ in. (14 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.