Scoop

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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 )
Date End: 
1 870
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.
Date Begin: 
1830
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group