Scrimshawed whale tooth
5.75" scrimshaw whale tooth. ANTIQUE. On front side, the scene of two warships inside of a decorative border: one ship being blown up, with an inscription near the bottom reading "The Constitution Sinks the Java". On the underside of the tooth, a large American Eagle and the words "E. Pluribus Unum". Tooth is fractured and yellowed with age. Purchased by donor in Massachusetts. Artist unknown.