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A large 19th century scrimshaw whales tooth Ann Alexander
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A large 19th century scrimshaw whales tooth Ann Alexander

MAL OLIVEIRA, CIRCA 1845

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A large 19th century scrimshaw whales tooth Ann Alexander
Mal Oliveira, circa 1845
a finely engraved and detailed portrait of the famous whaleship Ann Alexander of New Bedford, Mass. Displayed on a mahogany stand with a brass plaque inscribed: "The Whale Ship/Ann Alexander/Of New Bedford/1805-1851 Isaac Fessenden Sawtell/Her Captain 1845-1859". Signed lower left side. Along with an article Sunk by a Whale from the Panama Herald, November 21, 1851; a pair of period photographs of Capt. Deblois and his wife; a first edition copy of The Ship Ann Alexander of New Bedford 1802-1851 by Clement Cleveland Sawtell and inscribed by the author, October 1962.
6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) (3)
Provenance
Isaac F. Sawtell; Captain, Ann Alexander
and thence by decent
Acquired by the present owner.
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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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