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Scrimshaw Whale Tooth Replica

Item Details

A scrimshaw whale tooth replica made from resin by Waring and Company. One side of the tooth reflects a detailed wharf scene, with ship and dock workers. The alternate side of the tooth depicts a horse and carriage in front of a plantation scene. Scrimshaw is an old technique from the 17th century, started by whalers, based on blackening an art carved object to release the carved image.

Condition

worn.

Dimensions

2.25" W x 5.75" H x 1.25" D

Item #

14CIN407-249

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