Wed, 31st Oct 2012 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Cochrane)

 
  Lot 105
 

105

A RARE DOUBLE NARWHAL TUSK<br/>of tapering...

A RARE DOUBLE NARWHAL TUSK
of tapering barley-twist form, set in fragment of skull -- the larger is 72in. (183cm.) overall

Sold for £16,120
Estimated at £5,000 - £8,000

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
The tusks are in good overall condition, but have been re-set in resin within skull, as skull is weak.

We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of this property. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Charles Miller Ltd is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.

 
A RARE DOUBLE NARWHAL TUSK
of tapering barley-twist form, set in fragment of skull -- the larger is 72in. (183cm.) overall