Scrimshaw tooth, mourning scene
toothSCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - TEETH
5.25 x 0 x 0
Sperm whale tooth engraved on front with memorial monument featuring portrait of unidentified military or naval figure. US eagle with shield placed in front of monument, crossed cannons near base of monument, & 4 American flags flanking monument. Reverse of tooth engraved with stylized weeping willow tree, expressing theme of mourning.