PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH CIRCA 1860
One tooth depicts a whaling scene with an an American-flagged whaleship, a whaleboat and a harpooned whale, contained within a rope-like scalloped arch. Other tooth depicts a brig with a red boot stripe flying an America flag off the stern and a long pennant off the mainmast, contained within a red, green and black geometric arch. On both teeth, above the ships, are red and green floriform medallions containing five-pointed stars with shaded blades and a small dot in the open pentagonal centers.
Condition: Fractures at tips. Bases cut mostly flat, with some small chipping. Age lines extend from bases into scenes, the longest approx. 1.75". Other scattered age lines.