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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 1/4 x 6 3/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 5.7 x 16.2 x 4.1 cm )
Description 
Engraved scrimshaw whale's tooth; engraved on the obverse with tall sailing ship.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Object Number 
1943.25
Marks 
engraved: "YOUNG AMERICA"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group