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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
Fine old patina
Size: 159cm high – 62½ ins high
172cm high – 67¾ ins high (including stand)
See: Finch & Co catalogue no. 3, item no. 40, catalogue no. 7, item no. 129, and catalogue no. 12, item no. 51, for other antique examples
This benefited Denmark in particular as the country had direct access to supplies from the areas of Greenland and the North Atlantic where the fabled whale was found. The Danish Kings made great use of these narwhal tusks in their bid to counteract their almost constant shortage of money by turning the 'horns' into cash.