Lot 71A: E19thC Peruvian Decorated Whale's Tooth

E19thC Peruvian Decorated Whale's Tooth, This early whales tooth is 7 1/4" long x 3" wide, in the old color with a scrimshaw picture of two South American? women, one on each side each dressed and wearing a shawl draped around their head and shoulders with one eye looking out, unsigned. The 19thC whaling ships working the pacific ocean frequently stopped in along the western coast of South America, with Peru developing an industry of its own.

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