Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2558M
- Date / Time :
- August 14, 2011 10:00AM
Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth, late 19th century, the tooth engraved on both sides with sailing vessels in battle, one scene likely copied after Thomas Birch's painting of the War of 1812 battle between the U.S.S. Constitution and H.M.S. Guerriere, with one ship flying an American flag, the other a British flag, (base cracks and chips), lg. 6 in., wt. 12.5 oz.
Three cracks on base about 1 1/2, 3/4. 1/2 in., severl small chips around base edge.