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A SCRIMSHAW MINIATURE TEA SET ON A MINIATURE MAHOGANY DROP-LEAF TABLE

Notice Regarding the Sale of Material from Endangered Species. 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
A SCRIMSHAW MINIATURE TEA SET ON A MINIATURE MAHOGANY DROP-LEAF TABLE

NANTUCKET, MID-19TH CENTURY

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A SCRIMSHAW MINIATURE TEA SET ON A MINIATURE MAHOGANY DROP-LEAF TABLE Nantucket, mid-19th century Consisting of a partial service for six comprising six plates, six soup plates, five goblets, six cups, four serving bowls (three with covers), three knives, four bowls, six napkin rings, and a covered server, all of turned ivory with red and green decoration; the drop leaf table with an oval top and hinged leaves with sliding supports on turned legs 8½in. high, 11 7/8in. wide, 15in. long open (42)
Provenance
The Morgan Levine Collection
Sotheby's, New York, The Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection, December 16, 1983, lot 332
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Notice Regarding the Sale of Material from Endangered Species. 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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