Scrimshaw

Object Number: 
1943.95
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory, ink
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 6 1/4 in. ( 7 x 15.9 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: "Commodore John Paul Fleet Leaving/ L'orient"
Description: 
Engraved scrimshaw whale's tooth, engraving on obverse is of a view of four frigates leaving some form of part.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fannny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group