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A 19th century scrimshaw whale's tooth engraved with an image of Liberte
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A 19th century scrimshaw whale's tooth engraved with an image of Liberte

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A 19th century scrimshaw whale's tooth engraved with an image of Liberte
engraved on one side with an image of Liberte draped in an American flag and holding an American standard (shield) with an eagle above and the word Liberte engraved within a banner. On the reverse is an image of an American frigate surrounded by eight American flags and surmounted by a perched eagle.
5¾ in. (14.6 cm.)
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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.
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