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Lot 683Y
A 19th C. sperm whale tooth scrimshaw, and an interesting group of tribal artefacts
Sold for £1,260 (US$ 2,117) inc. premium
Lot Details
A scrimshawed sperm whale's tooth,
decorated with a sailor holding a flag in a landscape with castle and ship in the distance, reversed with Diana the huntress drawing a bow, a small dog at her feet; together with an interesting group of tribal artefacts including a Cook Islands (Mangaia) currency adze (lacks stone blade, head loose), an old carved Polynesian club with dark patina, a Pacific carved anthropomorphic rest with curved element, and a spoon (lot)

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  • The Polynesian Club is not included in this lot.
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