Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Object Number: 
1943.152
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory, ink
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/8 x 2 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 11.1 x 7.3 x 2.9 cm )
Description: 
Engraved scrimshaw whale's tooth, engraved on obverse with a frigate flying the American flag and on the reverse with an anchor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group