Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Object Number: 
1943.89
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory, ink
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 5 5/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 4.8 x 14.3 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Engraved scrimshaw whale's tooth, engraving with black ink of a view of two ships, a frigate and a cutler between two rock or iceberg formations; both ships flying a red flag.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group