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RARE WHALEMAN-MADE WHALE IVORY BODKIN WITH ENTWINED SNAKE FINIAL Mid-19th Century
Eye and mouth of snake enhanced with red sealing wax. Length 4.38".

From a Private Collection from Falmouth, Massachusetts.

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

Eye and mouth of snake enhanced with red sealing wax. Length 4.38".

From a Private Collection from Falmouth, Massachusetts.

This item will not be shipped internationally without a CITES permit. Obtaining CITES and any other necessary permits is the obligation of the buyer.
Condition: Slight bend at tip.


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November 15, 2018 10:00 AM EST
East Dennis, MA, US

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