London, South Kensington
7 July 2004
A pair of CANADIAN scrimshaw etched walrus tusks
Each decorated with Arctic fauna to one side and coastal scenes with sleds, huskies and caribou to the other
The larger one -- 27¾in. (70.5cm.) high (2)
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By repute, Clandeboye House, County Down, Ireland.
These tusks were presented to the Marquess of Dufferin and Aba whilst he was Governor General of Canada, between 1872 and 1878.
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