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An impressive narwhal tusk with pewter-mounting


An impressive narwhal tusk with pewter-mounting


Lot-No. 140 | Proceeds : 6.200,00 €  

Around 1800. Harmoniously grown tusk. The lower end with historic pewter mounting, around 1800. On a large wooden plaque (add.). L. 165,5 cm. - Since the Middle Ages narwhal tusks are among the most precious courtly objects. They were believed to be the horn of legendary unicorn, credited with magical power. They can be found in various royal collections. The Danish throne at Rosenborg Castle partly consists of narwhal tusk.

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