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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection




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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/56
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth, 154 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. Woman in flowery bower; reverse: Bird in tree. (Pair to 62/15/53).
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
Full description:

56A.: A woman in a 1830s dress, a sumptuous evening or dinner gown with elaborate ruching. The woman's hair is piled on the crown with large curls over the ears. She wears an impressive necklace but surprisingly, no gloves or hair ornaments.

56B.: A similar bird to that in 53A, but larger and with a spotted breast. There are more plants too, including red rosette-type flowers.

  • Height: 154mm
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