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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 89

    A 20th century scrimshaw whale's tooth of Neptune's Court**

    Price Realised  

    A 20th century scrimshaw whale's tooth of Neptune's Court**
    engraved on both sides, with a group of sailors playing on deck as Neptune comes on board on the crest of a wave, inscribed along the bottom "Neptune's Court at the Equator". The other side engraved with the bow view of a ship.
    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.