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by Crescent City Auction Gallery
March 2, 2013, 9:00 AM CST | New Orleans, LA, US    Live Auction

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)

Pair of Large Elephant Ivory Tusks, mid 20th c., uncarved, total wt.- 80 lbs., H.- 49 in. tip to tip, outside curvature- 60 in.
Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000
Description: Pair of Large Elephant Ivory Tusks, mid 20th c., uncarved, total wt.- 80 lbs., H.- 49 in. tip to tip, outside curvature- 60 in. 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.
  • 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
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  • 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.
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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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1. WAIVER OF WARRANTY: All lots are sold "AS IS". No statement regarding condition, kind, value, or quality of a lot, whether made orally at the auction or at any other time, or in writing in this catalogue or elsewhere, shall be construed to be an express or implied warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. Any such warranty is WAIVED. Regarding works of art, Crescent City Auction Gallery does not make any express or implied warranty as to authorship. No statement in the catalogue or elsewhere, orally or in writing, shall be construed as an express or implied warranty, representation or limitation of liability as to authorship. Any such warranty is WAIVED.
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3. The auctioneer may decide that any original bid is not commensurate with the value of the article offered, or that any advance thereafter is not of sufficient amount, he may reject the same.
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5. No merchandise will be released before the end of the auction.
6. If the buyer fails to comply with any of the conditions of sale, Crescent City Auction Gallery reserves the right to hold such defaulting buyer liable for the purchase price; to cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages any payment made by the buyer; resell the property without reserve at public auction or privately on seven days' notice to the buyer or, take such other actions available by law as deemed necessary or appropriate.

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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.
Crescent City Auction Gallery
March Major Estates Auction: Day 1 of 2
March 2, 2013, 9:00 AM CST