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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 81

    A 20th century scrimshaw whale's tooth with a ship**

    Price Realised  

    A 20th century scrimshaw whale's tooth with a ship**
    engraved on both sides with, the first with an American ship at sea surrounded by ivy leaves; the other side decorated with the initials W.A. also surrounded by ivy leave in the form of a heart.
    4¼ in. (10.8 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.