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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 132

    A pair of 19th century scrimshaw whale's teeth with pin prick images**

    Price Realised  

    A pair of 19th century scrimshaw whale's teeth with pin prick images**
    both engraved on only one side, the first with an image of a lantern; the second with a 3/4 quarter length portrait of a woman.
    4¾ in. (12.1 cm.) length each. (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.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A CALIFORNIA COLLECTOR