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Scoop

Scoop
Title
Scoop
Date 
ca. 1830-1870
Medium 
Coconut shell, ivory, iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. ( 17.1 x 8.9 x 7 cm )
Description 
Scoop made from hollow coconut shell with carved Sperm Whale's tooth handle attached to scoop with iron pins.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Rutherford Oakes Ainslie
Object Number 
1943.45
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, this scoop was used for sugar. According to Stuart M. Frank, curator of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, this piece is indicative of work created by whalemen working in the South Pacific. The carved handle was fashioned from a Sperm Whale’s tooth.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group