Scrimshawed whale tooth
5.5" standing scrimshaw whale tooth with sterling silver base, 2.75" wide at the base. Large tooth with very detailed etching of the English Flagship Resolution with cannons in heavy sea. Above the picture is the work "Resolution" and below is Neptune with trident, and a mermaid holding a ship. The initials MCC-73 on bottom left corner. Back of tooth is blank. Tooth purchased by donor in Lahaina, Maui. Artist: McCandless.