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Lot 0013
19th Century whale tooth with mid-20th Century scrimshawed scene depicting the 'Essex' whaling ship, a scene of the French rescue ship arriving and the whale attacking, 8" long and 24.7 oz. in weight. Previously on consignment to the Peabody Essex Museum. Included with this lot is the book, 'In the Heart of the Sea', the tragedy of the whale ship 'Essex', the story upon which Herman Melville based his tale 'Moby Dick'. Good condition.

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13: SCRIMSHAW WHALE TOOTH ESSEX WHALING SHIP

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000Nov 28, 2004
117 Elliott Street
Beverly, MA 01915
United States
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