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Large and Fine Scrimshaw Decorated Tooth

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A large and very attractive Sperm Whale's tooth, the face polished and decorated with scrimshaw work, the engraving depicting a whaler from two positions; stern and starboard. The starboard view shows the ship in pursuit or search; the whale boats secured on davits. The stern board view shows a whale boat being readied to enter the sea. 

 

English circa 1830. 

 

8 inches long x 4.25 in at the root end.

 

Item Code: 4178

£ 3750

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