Whale tooth

Whale tooth
Title
Whale tooth
Date 
1800-1875
Medium 
Ivory, pigment
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 x 4 x 2 in. ( 5.1 x 10.2 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Whale's tooth engraved with ship on obverse and inscription on reverse.
Object Number 
INV.7448
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"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group