Lot 732: Pair of Large Elephant Ivory Tusks, mid 20th c., uncarved, total wt.- 80 lbs., H.- 49 in. tip to tip, outside curvature- 60 in. (1065 views)
- Condition: Condition consistent with age. Ivory chipped at the pointy end of both tusks (see photos). Opposite ends of tusks are jagged with some cracks running vertically up from base. Scuff marks across surface of both tusks. Ivory varies in color from yellowish at the base to brown in the center to grayish at the tips. Some green paint residue near the base of one tusk.
Provenance: Procured by a family member of the current owner in West Africa in the late 1960s or 70s while working in the Merchant Marines.
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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- by Crescent City Auction Gallery
- Auction Title
- March Major Estates Auction: Day 1 of 2
- Auction Date
- March 2, 2013, 9:00 AM CST
- 1330 St. Charles Avenue
- New Orleans, LA US
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- Exhibition Thursday, Feb. 21st, through Friday, March 1st, from 10 AM to 5 PM (Excluding Sunday). Late Night Preview Wednesday, Feb. 30th, from 5 PM to 8 PM.
- Display Notes
- Featuring Property from the Bobby Hebert Collection, A Major Spanish Art Collection and Numerous Local and Southern Estates. Collection of Danish Modern Furniture including Finn Juhl and Hans Wegner, French Provincial Armoires, Commodes, Farmhouse Tables, Homme Debout, Bonnetieres, Buffets a Deux Corps, Sideboards, Chairs, Tallcase Clocks; French Sleigh Beds, Marble Top Chests, Boulle Parlor Cabinet and Center Table, Armoires, Night Stands, Chairs and Sets of Chairs, Needlepoint Fauteuil; American Aesthetic Gilt and Gesso Pier Mirror and Overmantel Mirror. Art includes, Three A. J. Drysdales, William Woodward, Robert Rucker, George Rodrigue, Colette Pope Heldner, Morris Henry Hobbs, Al Federico, Rolland Golden, Leonard Flettrich, Paul Stotts, Rare Silver Pablo Picasso Plate, Russian Icons, Max Le Verrier, Jurgen Van Anhalt, Miguel Acevedo, Ramon Alejandro, Nicanor Rodriguez, Manuel Marola, Juan Gil Garcia, Augustin Redondela, Mariano Sapia, Nicolaus Dorigny Engravings. Bric-a-Brac includes Collection of Seventy-Five U.S. Gold Coins; Clocks and Clock Sets, Bronzes include Moigniez and Grisard, Snuff Bottles, Mardi Gras, Ivory including Pair of Large Tusks, French Cave a Liqueur, English Tantalus Set, Lalique, Baccarat, Santos, Tiffany Desk Sets, Limoges, Santos, Tea Caddies, Oriental includes Porcelain, Silver Tea Caddy, Rose Medallion, Zitan Brush Pot, Carved Bamboo Root, Carved Coral, Pair of Celadon Vases;Slag Glass Lamps, Pair of First Jazz Fest Posters. Sterling includes Set of Strasbourg Flatware, Large Serving Tray, Bowls, Flatware, Silverplate. Jewelry includes Diamonds, Tanzanites, Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires, Pearls, Breitling Wristwatch. Oriental Carpets, Chandeliers, Sconces, etc.
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