Scrimshaw whale tooth depicting the clipper ship "Cosmos"

Object Number: 
1943.28
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory, pigment
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 5 1/2 x 1 3/8 in. ( 5.1 x 14 x 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: "Clipper ship 'Cosmos'"
Description: 
Engraved scrimshaw whale's tooth, engraving of clipper ship on obverse in black pigment.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group