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    Sale 2129

    Maritime Decorative Arts

    15 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 89

    A scrimshaw whale's tooth depicting Liberty and an eagle**

    AMERICAN; 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A scrimshaw whale's tooth depicting Liberty and an eagle**
    American; 19th century
    [unsigned], on the verso; an American eagle in flight with an American crest in polychrome colors, and floral motif. On the recto; an image of Liberty with scales surrounded by a floral motif.
    5 in. (12.7 cm.) length.


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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.