Scrimshaw tooth, Cutting in a whale
toothSCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - TEETH
6.13 x 3.00 x 0
Tooth. Sperm whaling scene on recto, showing port view of 3-masted ship flying flag from mainmast, marked B, whale and 3 whaleboats in foreground each with 6 men, in background left, 2 whaleboats under sail. Verso: Whaling and cutting-in scene, showing starboard view of 3 masted ship and the cutting in of a whale, in foreground whaleboat and whale, in background left 2 whaleboats under sail. By the same hand as L. 1940.115, Abel Bowen.
UNIDENTIFIED ship; UNIDENTIFIED whaleboat