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Whale's tooth

Object Number: 
1943.20
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 )
Marks: 
engraved: across bottom: "WHALER "ANN ALEXANDER""
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.
Gallery Label: 
The scene is a poor copy of an American whaler, maybe after Louis Lebreton, Paris, circa 1850.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group