A rare scrimshawed sperm whale's tooth
by Stephen C. Christian; American, dated 1832
engraved on the recto with portrait of the three masted whaler Swift, the verso with decorative engraving of a whaler, the American Eagle and whale chasing scene lettered: Engraved by Stephen C Christian off Cape Horn July 23rd 1832/Ship Swift taking two 80 bbls whales/Death to the living/Long life to the killers/Success to sailors wives/And greecy luck to whalers(sic).
8-3/4 in. (22 cm.) length.
US$ 20,000 - 30,000
£13,000 - 20,000
16,000 - 23,000
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