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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection




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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/53
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth, 152 mm, one of a pair, polychrome: red and greenish-blue. Each shows a pretty woman and distinctive flowers, foliage and a bird in a small tree or shrub. Other examples of this artist's work are known. Bird and nest in tree; reverse: Woman in ankle-length dress, ca.1830. (Pair to 62/15/56).
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
Full description:

53A.: A bird with a red neck is by a neat round nest in a bush and calling to three chicks.

53B.: A very pretty woman, her face framed in deep curls, wears an ankle length day dress of ca. 1830-36 with a double pelerine collar, its edging repeated in the hair ornaments. There is no evidence of pricking, but a similar motif is on a tooth at Mystic Seaport Museum, USA.

  • Height: 131mm
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