Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Object Number: 
1943.30
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory, ink
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 5.7 x 13.3 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: "U.S. Steam Frigate, WABACH"
Description: 
Engraved and polychrome (blue and red) scrimshaw whale's tooth, engraving of a profile of a frigate flying two flags one being American.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group