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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 113

    A late 19th or early 20th century scrimshaw walrus' tusk of the bark Henry**

    Price Realised  

    A late 19th or early 20th century scrimshaw walrus' tusk of the bark Henry**
    engraved on one side and inscribed "Bark Henry" and depicting the Henry ina a gale, with an angel in the clouds blowing the wind, a storm tossed sea with whale tales, a narwhal, seabirds and tropical islands with palm trees bent over in the wind. Notched on one side as if to fit a shaft. Displayed on a later teak base.
    19¼ in. (48.9 cm.) length. (2)


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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.