Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Object Number: 
1943.24
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 6 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 16.2 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: "CONTEST"
Description: 
Whale's tooth with image of ship under full sail, flying the American flag off the stern, inscribed over name of ship on obverse.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group