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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 140

    An mid-17th century watch stand in the form of a two tiered hutch**

    Price Realised  

    An mid-17th century watch stand in the form of a two tiered hutch**
    with hinged door and drawer in the base, made from wood and covered in bone and ivory decorated overall with polychrome details and pierced carved foliage, flowers and geometric patterns on a foil background, surrounding a central painted seashell design with the date '1645' carved at the top, interior lined with foil, on bracket feet [watch not included].
    10½ x 6½ in. (26.7 x 16.5 cm.)


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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.