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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 136

    A 19th century scrimshaw whale's tooth with E. Pluribus Unum**

    Price Realised  

    A 19th century scrimshaw whale's tooth with E. Pluribus Unum**
    engraved on both sides, the first with an eagle, the American shield, stars and "E. Pluribus Unum" in a banner across the top; the other with with a sailor up the mast reading.
    5 in. (12.7 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.