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839605
  • Title
    Two whale's teeth scrimshaw
  • Call number
    SAFE/DR 40/Item a
    SAFE/DR 40/Item b
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    839605
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    2 scrimshaw - both approximately 18 x 8 cm - whale teeth
  • Source
    Bequeathed by Sir William Dixson, 1952 Spencer List number: 33c (a) and (b)
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • General note

    Lent to American Bicentenary Celebration Exhibition, December 1975-March 1978

    Copy Print available at SPF/Scrimshaw
    Digital order no:Album ID : 997088
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Depicts whaling scenes on both teeth:
    Two sailing ships and in the foreground men trying to harpoon a whale
    Sailing ship with the whale being flensed
  • Attributions / conjectures

    Sperm whale teeth, early 1800's with British, or more probably American ships

    Reference:
    Information supplied by Vaughan Evans, 13 November 1986
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