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Of Royal and Noble Descent

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A scrimshaw-decorated walrus tusk, mid 19th century
incised over one side with patriotic naval themes comprising a sailor being blessed by Britannia on a plinth inscribed NELSON, trophies of arms, horn of plenty and Royal insignia under the Prince of Wales feathers; together with an engraved commemorative cow-horn for the Battle of Trafalgar, in the manner of C H Wood, variously inscribed with patriotic verse including 'England expects every man will do his duty' beneath crown and Prince of Wales feathers and with St George slaying a dragon and Britannia with a shield bearing Admiral Lord Nelson's victories (2)

 


the tusk 59cm. long; the horn 52cm. long; 1ft. 11¼in; 1ft. 8½in.
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Of Royal and Noble Descent

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London