** " /> A large 20th century scrimshaw whale's tooth <I>Stove In</I> and <I>"Thou damned whale!"</I>** |
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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 125

    A large 20th century scrimshaw whale's tooth Stove In and "Thou damned whale!"**

    A. DOUGLAS JACOBS, 1975

    Price Realised  

    A large 20th century scrimshaw whale's tooth Stove In and "Thou damned whale!"**
    A. Douglas Jacobs, 1975
    a well polished and carefully engraved tooth with the image of a stove boat on one side showing the crew being pitched into the sea with the title engraved in a banner below "Stove In"; and on the other an image of Captain Ahab on board the Pequot with the title engraved in a banner below "Thou damned whale!" from the book Moby Dick by Herman Melville. Both in polychrome colors.
    7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) length.


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