A very rare silver mounted scrimshawed whale's tooth from Charles Darwin's voyage on HMS Beagle (1832-36)
Depicting on one side a group of four Fuegan natives in a canoe, against a mountainous backdrop, within an oval and bearing the inscription Canoe Indians in Beagle Channel Tierra del Fuego. On the reverse, an Island with native huts and palm trees within a chain link oval, bearing the inscription Queen's Island Tahiti
signed 'J.A. Bute'
20.3cm (8 in) long