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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 115

    A 19th century scrimshaw whale's tooth with a whaling scene**

    Price Realised  

    A 19th century scrimshaw whale's tooth with a whaling scene**
    a delicately engraved yet well detailed whaling scene around the circumference of the base of the tooth, and showing the whaleship, two (2) manned whaleboats, a pod of whales diving and spouting. In the sky are a number of stars, several with initials, including: M.D., W.A., J.D., and Matt. Possible whalers who died on the voyage.
    5¼ in. (13.3 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.