Antique Tooth with Scrimshaw


“Antique Tooth with Scrimshaw” black and white scrimshaw on antique whale’s tooth signed AHB. Beautiful patina on this vintage tooth with rough scrimshaw. Whaleboat shown as a whale is harpooned. Seems to depict a sperm whale. Back shows another whale, perhaps a bowhead. Basic design of some type of wreath on side. May have been one of the first pieces done by AHB and he was proud enough to sign it in rather bold letters on the tip. The tooth weighs almost a pound (412 grams!) and is worth the price by itself. Stand not included.

This scrimshaw is done on a sperm whale’s tooth. Federal legislation bans the interstate shipment of whale ivory. It can only be shipped intrastate (within the state). All of our whale ivory is located with our associate in the state of Ohio. It can be purchased directly from our website and shipped only to an address within the state of Ohio. If one has a relative, trusted friend or business associate within the state of Ohio, we can ship to that specified address in order to comply with Federal legislation. The scrimshaw can then be forwarded to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions, email or call us.

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