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    Sale 2129

    Maritime Decorative Arts

    15 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 110

    A large scrimshaw whales tooth E. Pluribus Unum**

    AMERICAN; 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A large scrimshaw whales tooth E. Pluribus Unum**
    American; 19th century
    [unsigned], the verso, engraved with a large American eagle with an American flag on a staff, the eagle clutching in her beak a banner inscribed with "E Pluribus Unum", over an American shield. On the recto, and American frigate under partial sail, with decorative floral and repeating patterns along the top and bottom.
    6½ in. (16.5 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.