Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)
Overall: 2 1/4 x 7 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 5.7 x 18.1 x 3.8 cm )
Whale's tooth engraved and blackened with hunting scene including ship in background with whale and small boat with six figures in foreground.
The scene is a poor copy of "Peche de la Baleine," a painting by the French artist and corsair Ambroise Louis Garneray, published as an engraving in 1835.
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
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