Exclusive on Bidsquare WILLIAM LEWIS RODERICK SCRIMSHAW WHALE TOOTH
, circa 1847-1856, engraved with an active whaling scene in choppy waters depicting 2 whaleboats going on a partially submerged whale, a 3rd whaleboat with marker flags, two whaling barks, one is cutting-in. The scene is within double line borders at either end, and signed lower left "W.L. Roderick". The reverse is in its untouched raw state, typical of Roderick's work, and a deep carved line divides the two sides. As referenced in Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved
by Stuart M. Frank, W.L. Roderick was a Welsh physician who served as ship's surgeon on three London South Sea whaling voyages in the bark Adventure
Length 7 ¾ in.
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