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Whale's tooth

Whale's tooth
Title
Whale's tooth
Date 
1910-1940
Medium 
Ivory, black ink
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 5 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 7 x 14.3 x 3.2 cm )
Description 
Engraved scrimshaw whale's tooth; engraved with black ink on the obverse with a profile view of a frigate flying flags including American flag.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Object Number 
1943.76
Marks 
engraved: "THE GEM OF THE PACIFIC"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group