Scrimshawed whale tooth - c. 1850

Description
Scrimshawed whale tooth - c. 1850
England

original and authentic engraved tooth by English sailors, engraved scrimshaw ... ex voto of a fishing campaign.
needle engraving of a whale fishing scene
the name of the captain of the ship
the acronym with marine monogram
fine patina
old work from c. 1850
England
size 12 X 5 cm

a glued scale of 5mm, slightly visible at the edge of the neck

It is not elephant ivory so not subject to regulation

Secure shipping.

Lot details
Object
Scrimshaw Whale Tooth
Material
Sperm whale tooth
Estimated Period
Circa 1850
Country of Origin
England
Condition
Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing
Dimensions
12×5 cm
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