SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH WHALESHIP AND SAILOR Mid-19th Century
Obverse depicts a port view of a ship at sea, flying an American flag off the stern and a long pennant from the central mast. Pennant with an unusual row of dots along its length. The ship's bow wraps around the edge of tooth to the reverse. Foliate boughs at base. Reverse depicts a bearded sailor holding his hat in his left hand and pointing his outstretched right arm at a flagpole flying a large American flag. Length 6.5".