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    Sale 2129

    Maritime Decorative Arts

    15 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 107

    A large scrimshaw whales tooth with an American ship**

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE BOGOTA ARTIST; AMERICAN, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A large scrimshaw whales tooth with an American ship**
    Attributed to the Bogota artist; American, 19th century
    [unsigned], on the verso; an American ship at port with various buildings and an image od the American eagle in the sky clutching arrows and olive branches with an American shield. On the recto; is a group of ships at sea, and on one side is a rendering of a large sperm whale.
    7½ in. (19.1 cm.)


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    Prior to his death, Paul Madden had examined this tooth and attributed it to the Bogota Artist.

    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.