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Object Number 01.334
Object Name Scrimshaw
Date circa 1825
Year Range to 1830
Year Range from 1820
Artist Unknown
Description Whale's tooth inscribed with woman seated, holding bonnet on lap, (appears to be from Godey print) full rigged sailing ship on reverse side.

Stuart Frank 11/04/2009:
Motif copied possibly from magazine; would be a good to use as a teaching piece in exhibit; easily dated to likely 1820-1830.
Caption Scrimshaw
Dimensions H-6.125 W-2.125 inches
Material Ivory
Subjects Ivory
Scrimshaw
Whaling
Teeth