A very Fine Scrimshaw Sperm Whale Tooth**
Anonymous, American, 19th century
A very finely engraved tooth, depicting two sisters, one on either side of the tooth. On the one side is the image of Emma E. Martin dressed in a long dress with a lace shawl and holing a violin. On either side of her name is the date 1847. On the other side is an image of Amy L. Martin dressed in a simple dress and holding a flower. Her name is engraved at the bottom of the tooth, under her feet.
7 in. (17.8 cm.)