A finely engraved scrimshawed whale's tooth,  mid 19th century,  6 3/4in (17cm) high; weight 500 gms
Lot 84Y
A finely engraved scrimshawed whale's tooth, mid 19th century, 6.75in (17cm) long
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,700 - 10,000
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A finely engraved scrimshawed whale's tooth, English, mid 19th century,
signed NATHAN DOYLE, obverse decorated with harbour scene titled "The French fort on Tahitti", reverse with mountainous shore line and moored ship-of-the line, titled Fogo - Cape Verde Isle. Weight 500gms. 6.75in (17cm) long

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  • PROVENANCE:
    Sale, Sotheby's London, 28 April 1999, lot 261

    Fogo is one of the southernmost island in the Cape Verde archipelago.
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