Antique Whale Tooth Figural American Scrimshaw
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All Items: Archives: Regional Art: Americas: Pre 1900: item # 680213
Please refer to our stock # 1898 when inquiring.
Sally Rude Antiques and Fine Art Gallery
At Toscoga Antiques Market
Thomasville, Georgia 31792
|Offered here is an authentic whale tooth scrimshaw with the figure of a young woman holding a dove. She is in a draped gown with one shoulder bare, shoeless, and she is cradling the dove to her breast. Beneath the ground she is standing on is a wreath with berries. The ground is colored with green, and the wreath is colored in green, the berries in red. The other side of the tooth is not decorated. The tooth has a lovely and rich patina. There are some age cracks and an early chip on the back side of the tip. There is a glue residue on the bottom where it was apparently affixed to a base at one time. This piece dates to around 1850. It is approximately 4.75" in length and 1.75" across the base.|