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Large Elephant Ivory Tusk, 20th c., the end with a meta

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Description

Large Elephant Ivory Tusk, 20th c., the end with a metal cap, L.- Tip to Tip- 74 1/2 in., Outside Curve- 91 in., wt.- 77 lbs. Provenance: Property of a Birmingham, AL family. Tusk acquired in early the 1940’s and by descent to present consignor.”

Condition

Condition consistent with age. Several black scuff marks near the point end of the tusk. Approximately 3” black mark on the ivory near the metal cap end of the tusk. Slight indentation of about 2” x 1” with a crack down the center near the metal cap end of the tusk. Dark striations in the ivory running vertically along the length of the tusk near the tip end. An impressive example. ALL PROPERTY IS SOLD “AS IS.” NO STATEMENT REGARDING CONDITION OF ANY ITEM, WHETHER IT IS MADE ORALLY AT THE AUCTION OR ANY OTHER TIME, OR IN WRITING IN THE CATALOGUE OR ELSEWHERE, SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR ASSUMPTION OF LIABILITY.
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Estimate $6,000 – $9,000
Starting Bid $3,250
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7:00 AM - May 18, 2013
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Crescent City Auction Gallery

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