Rare "scrimshaw" sperm whale tooth carved with a closed hand on a stick.
On one side two nude angels engraved with the inscription "Justice and Liberty WSM 1864".
on the other side an eagle's head with a ribbon in its beak with the inscription "FREE TRADE AND SAILORS RIGHTS" American slogan.
- Scrimshawed whale's tooth, with the morse ivory fist
- marine ivory
- Estimated Period
- Second half 19th century
- Country of Origin
- North America
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
- 11.6×5.5×11.6 cm
- 218 g