12 September 2000
A 19th Century scrimshaw decorated marine ivory
comprising a walruss tusk incised with an eskimo harpooning a walruss, a polar bear and a seal; and two bones, the first entitled Brid Sea God, 1865, the second depicting a male portrait, compass points, a whale and other decoration with date '1870', the longest -- 35cm.
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