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    Sale 2129

    Maritime Decorative Arts

    15 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 123

    An engraved and decorated ivory tusk "Virtue outlasts life."**


    Price Realised  


    An engraved and decorated ivory tusk "Virtue outlasts life."**
    American, circa 1880
    2unsigned], engraved on the verso with a panoramic whaling scene with two whaling ships, various whale boats, whales and icebergs in the scene, at the center is a large graphic American eagle holding a banner in her beak "1841 - Liberty", and clasping arrows, olive branches, and dressed with American flags and an American shield. On the recto, engraved with the motto: "Virtue outlasts life".
    22 in. (55.9 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.