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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 91

    A large 20th century scrimshaw whale's tooth with a whaling scene**

    SKIP, (ANONYMOUS, 20TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A large 20th century scrimshaw whale's tooth with a whaling scene**
    Skip, (Anonymous, 20th century)
    polished and engraved on one side depicting two whale boats, one overturned by the whales tail, the other against the thrashing whale with the hapooner about to strike his mark, in the background is the whaleship, signed bottom center.
    7¼ in. (18.4 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.