Group of three (3) 19th century scrimshaw carved whale teeth, one carved with a portrait of a gentleman (6 1/2" L), one carved with a portrait of a lady holding a parasol, flanked by two female heads (4 3/4" L) and one inscribed with a poem reading, "Oh, the rare old whale amid storm and gale, in his ocean home will be, a giant in might where might is right, and king of the boundless sea", flanked by a pennant with the letter "S" left and cresting sperm whale right (5 3/4" L). American, second half of 19th century. Provenance: Private Florida collection. CONDITION: All in very good overall condition, some natural toning to tooth and age cracks. Tooth with females with possible old break to one side of opening.
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