Whale's tooth

Object Number: 
1943.110
Date: 
1880 - 1890
Medium: 
Ivory, ink
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. ( 12.1 x 5.7 x 2.9 cm )
Description: 
Scrimshawed sperm whale tooth, engraveed with polychrome on the obverse with a peacock atop a pedestal; brown, blue, and red, black color used; on the reverse is a ploychrome in green, red, and black a urn with several flowers with leaves.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group