Unknown. <em>Scrimshaw, Whale's Tooth</em>, ca. 1825-1835. Whale's tooth, 5 1/8 x 2 1/8 in. (13 x 5.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X613.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X613.1_view01_PS11.jpg)

Scrimshaw, Whale's Tooth


Medium: Whale's tooth

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1825-1835

Dimensions: 5 1/8 x 2 1/8 in. (13 x 5.4 cm) mount: 5 1/4 × 3 1/2 × 2 3/4 in. (13.3 × 8.9 × 7 cm)


Museum Location: Decorative Art, Schenck Gallery, 4th Floor


Accession Number: X613.1

Image: X613.1_view01_PS11.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Sperm whale's tooth with engraved decorations of two portrait medallions (probably taken from a contemporary engraving in a periodical). Medallion on one side is the bust of a lady in evening attire and one of a gentleman in day dress. Saw-tooth edged frames. Top border crosshatched with leaves; bottom pyramids and scallops. Rubbed with black pigment. Condition: Good. Chip and crack at base.

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