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14412 Antique Scrimshaw Tooth with Ship and Liberty Girl

Product Description

Scrimshaw tooth engraved on the obverse with a ship flying an American flag approaching a lighthouse with schooner or pilot boat between them.   On the reverse is a figure of a girl attired in a dress of a striped skirt and blouse with stars, resembling an American flag. There is an eagle with a vine wreath in its beak forming a halo above her and she is holding an American flag with a liberty cap on the pole. Polychrome.  6 1/4 in. long. ca 1840’s. There is a chip on the tip of the reverse side.  
14412 Tooth with Ship and Liberty Girl
Item# 14412