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

Wearing a simple dress and pointing the index finger of her left hand. Her tiny feet are visible below her dress. Some elements executed in pinpoint. Possibly some traces of polychroming. Length 5.5".

  • Condition: Deep patina, particularly on blank reverse. Typical age lines at tip. Base cut flat. Natural fissure of the tooth on one edge at base.

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