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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 57

    A round lidded basket purse**


    Price Realised  

    A round lidded basket purse**
    Jose Formosa Reyes, Nantucket, Massachusetts, Circa 1960s
    with woven clasp and bone fid latch, swing handle, with carved bone dolphin on lid, and decorative bone inlay engraved with image of a ship on the inside of lid. Residual inscription on the bottom (illegible).
    10 in. (with handle) x 7 in. (25.4 x 17.8 cm.)

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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.