Exclusive on Bidsquare Fine Pair of Patriotic Wax Engraver Scrimshawed Sperm Whale Teeth
, circa 1840, each engraved with a sun face tip above scales of Justice, above a saber through a wreath, above a flying eagle with banner over a central red and blue wax design of a Federal shield flanked by 6 American flags with tassels, cannons, ramrods, bayonets, axe, etc., all above a portrait of the ship "Columbia"
with an American flag above its ¼ name plaque, flanked by leaf and berry vines traveling up the tooth; the reverse with an eagle in flight holding an American flag and laurel sprig, above a naval scene of American and British ships; one tooth bears a scrimshawed coat-of-arms on the side (possibly Masonic).
: The lighter tooth was reunited with the other after 30 years to the present owner.
Heights 5 ¾in. and 6 in.
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