Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Object Number: 
1943.21
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 5 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 4.8 x 14.6 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed and blackened: under image: "AMERICA WHALER"
Description: 
Whale's tooth with image of inscribed and blackened sailing ship with an American flag flying from the the stern; inscription on reverse.
Gallery Label: 
The scene is a poor copy of an American whaler, maybe after Louis Lebreton, Paris, circa 1850.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group