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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 86

    A 20th century scrimshaw on mammouth bone Scrimshander**


    Price Realised  

    A 20th century scrimshaw on mammouth bone Scrimshander**
    David Adams (American, 20th century)
    engraved on one side of fossilized mammouth bone, depicting a scrimshander scraping down teeth on the dock next to a ship. Inscribed "SCRIMSHANDER/Scraping Whale Teeth Smooth", signed "Adams" on the lower right. Displayed on a circular mahogany stand.
    4½ in. (11.4 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.