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Case of miniature silhouettes

Case of miniature silhouettes
Title
Case of miniature silhouettes
Date 
1825-1900
Medium 
Ivory, baleen
Dimensions 
case: 5 3/4 x 7/8 in. ( 14.6 x 2.2 cm )
Description 
Turned and pierced cylindrical scrimshaw case containing approximately forty scrimshaw pieces about four to four and half inches high; some are painted silhouettes of soldiers, arms and birds; most have numbers written on reverse in black ink.
Object Number 
INV.9341a-mmm
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group