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Scrimshaw antique ivory cuff. Jessica Kagan Cushman via moss.

Whales AND scrimshaw. Awesome!

Scrimshaw whales tooth, signed M.S., and dated July 10th 1864. Ship: Eliza Adams, off the Coast of Madagascar. The obverse is engraved with a whaleship in the background, flying the American flag. The captain is also inscribed: Capt. J.W. Cornell.

Scrimshaw, the carving of whale bone or often whale tooth. It began on whaling ships between 1817–1824 on the Pacific Ocean, and survived until the ban on commercial whaling