Galerie Delalande Paris

Matchbox engraved in a sperm whale tooth.

The lower part is decorated in polychrome: with a three-masted ship, a vase with three roses in the shape of a heart, a shagreen scraper, two opposing American flags and a vase filled with five flowers. The sperm whale tooth is carved with tortoiseshell pastilles and geometric lines.

Dimension : height of 11,7 cm diagonally. 

England or USA middle of 19th century.

Reference : D ex H3

Price and additional photos on request. 

 

Also discover many more scrimshaws, inuit and narwhal models in the dedicated section of our French website : « Scrimshaw, inuit et narval ».

Matchbox engraved in a sperm whale tooth.
Matchbox engraved in a sperm whale tooth.
Matchbox engraved in a sperm whale tooth.
Matchbox engraved in a sperm whale tooth.
Matchbox engraved in a sperm whale tooth.
Matchbox engraved in a sperm whale tooth.
Matchbox engraved in a sperm whale tooth.