Whale tooth

Object Number: 
INV.7448
Date: 
1800-1875
Medium: 
Ivory, pigment
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 4 x 2 in. ( 5.1 x 10.2 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: in script on reverse and blackened: "My boat is in the shore/ and my bark is on the sea/but before I go to (?)/ more hell's a tastle (?)/ health to thee"
Description: 
Whale's tooth engraved with ship on obverse and inscription on reverse.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group