Walrus Tooth US Maritime Scrimshaw

£275.00

Product Code:20062905

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Description

Heading : A Walrus tooth scrimshaw
Date : 1st quarter 19th century
Period : George III- George IV
Origin :
North east seaboard USA
Decoration : Full rigged whaler flying stars and stripes. See below. Harpoons etc
Size :  9cms long
Condition : Good. Some cracks and losses arounfd the root
Restoration : None
Weight :  64grams

The flag only has eleven stripes. The stars are set within a circle. Early US flags had thirteen stripes. although there was one flag variant with the stars set within a circle. Perhaps this is an error . artistic license or the ship was carrying a flag of convenience. Liberia.

 

 

 

 

Additional information

Weight100 g

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