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A pair of scrimshaw walrus tusks

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Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000
Price realised:  US$7,500
Lot number 128, Views: 45

A pair of scrimshaw walrus tusks
A pair of scrimshaw walrus tusks** the first engraved with "Edward & Elvira Baldwin" on one side and then with images of a figure of a young boy, a pair of men having a discussion, and a woman dancing in a red and black dress. Further inscribed "You must ship" under the two men; the second engraved with "George. L. Norton. To." on one side and then with images of a girl walking on a beach with a dog, a woman feeding birds, and a woman in fancy dress playing a harp. Both colored in black and red and both with a hole drilled at the tip. 16 in. (40.6 cm.) length each. (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Maritime Art Including Fine Paintings, Nautical Antiques, Scrimshaw And Ship Models
Date of the auction: 30 Jan 2008
Address: Christie's
30 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Center