Antique Marine Ivory Scrimshaw Tooth Dated 1837

A small original antique scrimshaw tooth dated and initialled AM 1837. The tooth is profusely carved with sailboats of the period, fish, birds, seaman, whale and an erotic figure of a lady. The carving is very naive but competent and has not been thought about but done freehand with no back tracking to cover mistakes. I am confident this is original and sold as such. The small tusk has 2 age cracks but no other damage. Length 4.25 inches, width 1.1/4 inches thick. Weight 76 grams. C1837.  ** This item can only be sold in the UK**

£350

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