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Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)
Title
Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)
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 )
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
Object Number 
1943.24
Marks 
inscribed: "CONTEST"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group