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    Sale 5926

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    24 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 62

    AN AMERICAN SCRIMSHAW DECORATED IVORY TUSK TIP

    CIRCA 1870

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN AMERICAN SCRIMSHAW DECORATED IVORY TUSK TIP
    CIRCA 1870
    Engraved with a slave boy smoking and dreaming of his mistress, and on the reverse a proposal by the slave to his sweetheart
    6¼ in. (16 cm.) high


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