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Late 19th Century

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH EAGLE AND LADY LIBERTY

Obverse depicts an eagle perched on a flagpole with a spearpoint finial, a streamer tied in a bow just below the finial and a loosely furled 18-star American flag. Reverse depicts Lady Liberty modeled after the Statue of Liberty, holding aloft a flaming torch in one hand and an inscribed tablet in the other, and wearing a crown, robes and sandals.
Length 6".
Condition: Base cut flat. Some areas of discoloration. Age lines at tip. Some subtle indentations.
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