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Storm on a Sperm Whale's Tooth

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An early 19th century spermwhale tooth scrimshaw decorated with a ship in a storm the bowsprit and formast topmast broken, the mizzen mast lost overboard.A great wave crashing over mid-ship.

To the left of the image is the same vessel from the stern, in calm waters.

 

English or American circa 1820.

 

approx. 5 inches in length x 2.25 in wide.

 

Item Code: 2481

£ 950

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