toothSCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - TEETH
overall: 2 x 7 3/8 x 3 1/4 in.
Whale's tooth decorated with a whaling scene - whaleboat pulling for whale. Mother ship in distance. Entitled 'Going On' "Barque Ohio". Signed "Wm. Perry". One side is rough. Good example of modern work done by tattoo artist in New Bedford. One of a pair; other 1941.306. One of visitors recognized signature on this pair of teeth, "William Perry", as his father's. See also 1973.899.287; See also Flayderman, p. 52.