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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 112

    A 19th century scrimshaw whale's tooth depicting the Janet of New Bedford**

    CIRCA 1875

    Price Realised  

    A 19th century scrimshaw whale's tooth depicting the Janet of New Bedford**
    circa 1875
    engraved on one side with the image of the three masted bark and inscribed "Janet New Bedford/1875"; and on the other side, "Resolution Bay/Marquesas Islands" with an image of the approach to the bay, mountain and landscape.
    5 in. (12.7 cm.) length.


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    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.