Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)
Overall: 1 7/8 x 5 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 4.8 x 14.6 x 4.4 cm )
inscribed and blackened: under image: "AMERICA WHALER"
Whale's tooth with image of inscribed and blackened sailing ship with an American flag flying from the the stern; inscription on reverse.
The scene is a poor copy of an American whaler, maybe after Louis Lebreton, Paris, circa 1850.
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.