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    Sale 2129

    Maritime Decorative Arts

    15 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 118

    A scrimshaw pan bone engraved with a coastal scene**

    PROBABLY BRITISH; 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A scrimshaw pan bone engraved with a coastal scene**
    Probably British; 19th century
    [unsigned], engraved with an elaboarte scene with five ships in a fortified British harbor, and a clipper ship departing under full sail, at the center is a portrait of a sailor, and across the top are portraits of four ships, possibly the ships the sailor served on, including two men-of-war from the age of sail, and two commercial sail/paddle steamers.
    5¼ x 18½ in. (13.3 x 47 cm.)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF PATRICIA AVERY ANDERSON