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Whale tooth

Object Number: 
Ivory, black ink
Overall: 5 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. ( 13 x 6.4 x 2.9 cm )
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group