AN INTERESTING AND UNUSUAL 19TH CENTURY SCRIMSHAW CARVED WHALE'S TOOTH
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AN INTERESTING AND UNUSUAL 19TH CENTURY SCRIMSHAW CARVED WHALE'S TOOTH

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AN INTERESTING AND UNUSUAL 19TH CENTURY SCRIMSHAW CARVED WHALE'S TOOTH
incised on both sides with fine copper plate script reading: Coast of Chilli DECEMBER 24. 1821 Ship Harriet of London SOUTHSEAMAN Capt. James Jones and the reverse with the poem: In me behold a Sperm Whales Tooth Quite Large & in the prime of youth When capt Jones, and the Harriet's Crew One Christmas Eve in their Boats di go And Kill'd this Whale & tow'd him Alongside And took me out of his mouth so wide. If you wish to know my composition rare Look well at me & see Ivory so clear. -- 8in. (20cm.) long
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