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A Thomas Allen scrimshaw whale tooth dated 1859 decorated with a Bark sailing ship and town scene, the border with Sally; image credit on full record.
The reverse of the Thomas Allen scrimshaw whale tooth with sailing ship and Sally; image credit on full record.

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Scrimshaw; Allen (Thomas), Whale Tooth, Sally, Town, Sailing Ship, 1859, 5 inch.

A scrimshaw whale's tooth by Thomas Allen, 1859, decorated with a Bark sailing ship, town scene, anchors and named to "SALLY." Having geometric borders, the obverse with a Bark with female figurehead in a foliate cartouche and the name "SALLY," the reverse with a similar cartouche enclosing a town scene, the name "THOS. ALLEN" and "1859" beneath, the cartouches flanked by anchors. ...[more information available via subscription]

p4A Item D9700665
Category:  nautical    Origin: 
Type:  scrimshaw    Year:  1859

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