Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Object Number: 
1943.33
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory, ink
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 14 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: "SHIP JAMES ARNOLD"
Description: 
Engraved whale's tooth, engraving of frigate from the stern perspective; whale blowing at bottom of tooth.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group