Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)
Title
Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)
Date 
1910-1940
Medium 
Ivory
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 14.6 x 6 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Engraved and polychromed scrimshaw whale's tooth; engraved on the obverse with a profile view of a frigate waving two red flags, one being American on the starboard side.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Object Number 
1943.29
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group