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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection

 

Scrimshaw

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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/12
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 120 mm, monochrome. Valentine; reverse: naval brig under sail.
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
Full description:

12A.: Decorated on the concave side with a complex valentine motif including three hearts, the central one pierced, birds, flowers, wreaths and a pair of halberds.

12B: The convex side portrays a British naval brig, most improbably with pole masts. Around the root are the remains of the natural vertical ridges which have not been completely smoothed out.

Dimensions:
  • Height: 120mm
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