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1943.52

Object Number: 
1943.52
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 7 x 5.4 x 4.1 cm )
Description: 
Sperm whale tooth carved with elongated knob handle and oval base with engraved flower pot and foliage around the sides and an American eagle in semi-relief on a concave bottom.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this piece was made on a whaling ship.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Rutherford Oakes Ainslie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group