3001 Antique Scrimshaw Tooth with Equestrian Figures
A mother, father and daughter are astride 3 horses on this nicely engraved antique scrimshaw tooth. The artist wrapped the imagery of the three equestrians around nearly the entire surface of the tooth filling in with an American flag and a floral embellishment on the reverse at the tip. 5 5/8 in. tall with a 2 in. vertical age crack on each side that does not interfere with the art work. Polychromed and a very nice patina. The subject matter on this tooth is very unusual.