14539,2 Antique scrimshaw tooth engraved on the obverse with a whaling scene. Two whale ships flying American flags are seen cutting-in. There are no less than 6 whaleboats in the foreground and at the bow of the lead ship, shown in various stages of the hunt– harpooning, setting a waif, etc. A small sail is seen in the distant right. On the reverse a full-rigged ship is heading towards a lighthouse with a smaller vessel in between and a schooner with a man standing near the bow is to the left of the ship. A hole is drilled through the tooth at its base, and there is some blue-green staining on the left side which does not interfere with the imagery. A very small chip is on one side of the tip of the tooth. 6 1/4 in. long, light polychrome with a very good patina.