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".