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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 80

    A 20th century scrimshaw whale's tooth with ships in the artic**

    Price Realised  

    A 20th century scrimshaw whale's tooth with ships in the artic**
    engraved on both sides, one with a pair of ships on opposite tacks in artic waters; the other on deck with a cut piece of the whale gathering the oil.
    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.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A CALIFORNIA COLLECTOR