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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection




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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/15
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 142 mm, monochrome, with exceptionally fine engravings of early 19th century American ships with lofty rigs and detailed rigging. American full-rigged ship entering port; reverse: American ship at anchor.
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
Full description:

15A.: An American naval ship at anchor. The tightly furled sails include skysails, with possible space for moonsails above.

15B.: An American ship on the port tack under royals with skysails furled, in view of land with oversized vegetation and man in a boat with a spritsail.

  • Height: 142mm
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