POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING A LADY READING A BOOK Mid-19th Century

Wearing an unusual bonnet and dress, and with a long thin scarf around her neck. Book, possibly the Bible, and the lower part of her dress are deeply inked black and green. Reverse with a crude depiction of a face. Other faint scratch marks might be the rest of a full-length portrait. Length 6.25".

  • Condition: Typical age lines at tip and base. Base cut flat. Uneven patina.

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