12 September 2000
Two 19th Century scrimshaw decorated whale tusks
the first incised SHIP UNKA 1875 with an eagle, whales, blubber barrel and harpoons and decorative motifes; the second entitled SHIP TOPAZ 1859 and depicting a whaler between iceburgs and floral motifes, the larger -- 41cm.
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