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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 128

    A pair of scrimshaw walrus tusks**

    Price Realised  

    A pair of scrimshaw walrus tusks**
    the first engraved with "Edward & Elvira Baldwin" on one side and then with images of a figure of a young boy, a pair of men having a discussion, and a woman dancing in a red and black dress. Further inscribed "You must ship" under the two men; the second engraved with "George. L. Norton. To." on one side and then with images of a girl walking on a beach with a dog, a woman feeding birds, and a woman in fancy dress playing a harp. Both colored in black and red and both with a hole drilled at the tip.
    16 in. (40.6 cm.) length each. (2)


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    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