A large scrimshawed sperm whale's tooth,  7.5in(9cm)long.
Lot 87Y
A large scrimshawed sperm whale's tooth, 7.5in (9cm) long
£1,500 - 2,000
US$ 2,500 - 3,400
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Lot Details
A large scrimshawed sperm whale's tooth,
depicting on one side a three masted American ship, with the inscription Whale ship Roscoe of New Bedford 1851 AD within a ribbon. On the reverse, a harpoon and the inscription No Man can answer for his courage Who has never been in Danger. A.White Harpooneer.
Weight 700 gms.
7.5in (9cm) long

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  • PROVENANCE:
    Sale, Sotheby's London, 28 April 1999, lot 264
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