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Lot #203
Sold For$1,100.00(hammer price)
 $1,320.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedOctober 15, 2019


Oval box with wooden top and bottom and baleen sides. Top with whale ivory, whalebone and contrasting wood inlay in the shapes of a pig, two birds and a running horse. Top's baleen apron engraved with a fruiting vine design. Two-finger joint with brass caps. Box's baleen sides engraved around the circumference with a standing gentleman holding a cane and a book, a bird perched on a leafy branch, a basket of flowers, a memorial monument flanked by shrubs within a fenced enclosure, a leafy tree, a standing woman gesturing with her arms and looking behind her, and a native figure by a palm tree. Three-finger joint with brass, whale ivory and mother-of-pearl geometric designs. Additional brass diamonds affixed around circumference of base. Constructed with copper rivets. Inscribed on underside C. Rogers [?] Nantucket 1830". Height 4". Length 8". Width 5.5".
The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell."


Some deterioration and warpage.

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

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