Antique Scrimshaw Sperm Whale Tooth - Daniel of London by the Brittania Engraver

Antique Scrimshaw Sperm Whale Tooth - Daniel of London by the Brittania Engraver
Fantastic antique scrimshaw Sperm whale tooth by the Brittania Engraver circa 1830. Depicts the English whaleship Daniel of London aflame and on the reverse; the same ship under sail in calm waters. Note: Daniel IV (proper name) was set son fire in the Pacific by mutineers on March 5,1828; the captain, officers, and crew were rescued by the London whaleships Elizabeth and Charles.

Scrimshaw is deeply incised with ink and red sealing wax. Encircling vine at base with a band of dots at tip. The Brittania Engraver (anonymous) is considered to be the earliest practitioner of scrimshaw and a major influence to Edward Burdett. There is a well done repair to tip and the tooth is in great overall condition. Measures 6" long.

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