Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)
Title
Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)
Date 
1910-1940
Medium 
Ivory, pigment
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. ( 6 x 14 x 4.1 cm )
Description 
Whale's tooth engraved with two images of a sailing ship, seen from side and from the bow, blackened and with a tiny bit of red pigment on the flags and an inscription.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Object Number 
1943.92
Marks 
inscribed and blackened: under image: 'Whaler "Kutosoff"'
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group