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Whale's tooth

Whale's tooth
Title
Whale's tooth
Date 
1910-1940
Medium 
Ivory
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 x 6 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 5.1 x 16.5 x 5.7 cm )
Description 
Engraved and polychromed scrimshaw whale's tooth, engraved on the obverse with a tall ship flying an American glag at the stern and two other unidentifiable flags at mast.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Object Number 
1943.20
Marks 
engraved: across bottom: "WHALER "ANN ALEXANDER""
Gallery Label 
The scene is a poor copy of an American whaler, maybe after Louis Lebreton, Paris, circa 1850.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group