Realistically modeled as fisherman Santiago from Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea defending the marlin he caught from an attacking mako shark, engraved on underside 'Gianmaria Buccellati / Italy" and further marked 800 and WR
26 in. (66 cm.) long
132 oz. 16 dwt. (4,130 gr.)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Geneva, 16 November 1998, lot 10.
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