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Title: Scrimshaw tooth with two figures

Accession Number: 1957.708
Category: SCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - TEETH
Type: tooth
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Place: China
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Description: Sperm whale tooth. Curious figure in hat and coat with newspaper and what looks like a magnifying glass, but a dog's paw and tail appear under coat tails. On reverse a Chinese woman in trousers and kimono, with fan.

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