SCRIMSHAW-DECORATED WHALE'S TOOTH, carved with scene full round, one face depicting a sailing ship in full sail, viewed from the fore, flying an American flag, and whale's tail and mountainous island in background, captioned "Ship Pride off Hawai" (sic), and the obverse with "PEACE AND / PLENTY" over "AMERICA" on stylized scroll or banner, with two six-point stars between, above the continuation of the scene depicting a longboat with crew pursuing a surfaced whale, with mountainous island in the background. 19th century. 4 3/4" L. Provenance: From an Alexandria, VA private collection. Catalogue Note: The caption most likely refers to a ship named "Pride," operating off the coast of Hawaii. There was a ship, the "Cleopatra's Barge," rechristened "Pride of Hawaii" in 1823, which belonged to the king of Hawaii, Kamehameha II, but was a pleasure yacht, and was never involved with whaling.