SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH FINE BUST PORTRAITS Mid-19th Century

One side depicts a man and the other side a woman. Incredibly delicate renderings with exceptional shadowing, at the caliber of scrimshander N.S. Finney. Unique placement on the tooth, with the tip of the tooth at the bottom of the portraits rather than the top. Length 6".

  • Condition: Typical age lines. Base cut flat, with some minor chips, age lines and cracks, the longest crack extending approx. 1.75" into woman's portrait.


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