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Lot #140
DepartmentScrimshaw
Sold For$2,500.00(hammer price)
 $3,000.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedNovember 21, 2019

Description

PAIR OF UNUSUAL WHALE'S TEETH WITH LACQUER DECORATION IN CHINESE MOTIFS 19th Century
Both teeth with scenes of Chinese figures in a landscape that wrap around the circumference. One depicts a man playing a flute and the other a woman fanning herself with a bough while seated by a screen. Carved in shallow relief on a lacquer appliqué and painted in shades of gold, green, red, brown and black. Mounted on black painted wooden bases. Heights including bases 6.25.
The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.
This item is not available for international delivery without CITES and other necessary permits. Obtaining these permits is the obligation of the buyer. Please be aware of current international and domestic regulations and bid accordingly."

Condition

No significant wear or damages noted.

This item will not be shipped internationally without a CITES permit. Obtaining CITES and any other necessary permits is the obligation of the buyer.

The description of the item above may not be the final version used in the catalog. The descriptions are as yet unedited and may contain mistakes. The description, estimates and photos could all be wrong. In rare cases they may not end up in this sale. Once the items have received their lot number the descriptions will have been changed if needed.

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