Whale tooth

Whale tooth
Whale tooth
Title
Whale tooth
Date 
1820-1880
Medium 
Ivory, black ink
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. ( 13 x 6.4 x 2.9 cm )
Description 
Scrimshaw whale's tooth, finely engraved on the obverse of a three-mast sailing ship with an unidentified flag, and three rowboats and one small sailboat surrounding it; on the reverse engraved with two three mast sailing ships engaged in battle; the ship on the right is on fire.
Credit Line 
Gift of Colonel Henry O. Havemeyer
Object Number 
1981.31
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group