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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection

 

Scrimshaw

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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/40
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 220mm, monochrome, the root cavity almost occluded. Royal Arms.
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Whole.: The tooth is beautifully engraved with the Royal Arms of Great Britain but the heraldic creatures are very strange. The quartered shield with Royal crown above still bears the central Hanoverian shield which disappeared in 1837 (cf. fig 23B) The Garter has its motto "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE" (Evil be to him who evil thinks). Below is the scroll inscribed "DIEU ET MON DROIT" (God and my Right) above the shamrock, rose and thistle; the emblems of Ireland, England and Scotland.

Dimensions:
  • Height: 220mm
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