Sperm Whale's Tooth

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Ancient Ivories Studios

This is, of course, one of our guaranteed real Sperm Whale Teeth. It is registered with the U.S. Department of Commerce as number 21-124.

This gracefully curved tooth is polished only on the concave side - The convex side is left naturally rough for you to feel what it was like in its natural state. (Note: the true color of this tooth is shown in both views of the front side. Due to lighting, the color shown on the back side is a little too orange.) The tooth is 5 1/2 inches long, measured around the convex side, and 1 5/8 inches wide. It weighs 119 grams. On the concave side is scrimshawed a full-on view of the Canadian three-masted gaff-rigged tern schooner "Empress." The ship was built in Montague, Prince Edward Island by George Whitemen in 1901. It was owned in the Barbados in 1913, and was principally employed in the West Indies Trade.

A one-of-a-kind piece .

Included is a hand turned walnut display stand, as shown in photo.

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Please note that, to comply with federal regulations, our scrimshawed Sperm Whale teeth may be shipped only within the United States.

We Use No Contemporary Ivories of Any Kind.
Every piece of Sperm Whale Ivory we sell, is registered with the Department of Commerce, and comes with a Department of Commerce registration number.

A scrimshawed Sperm Whale's tooth has long been prized as the ultimate nautical gift. There is a very limited supply of legal teeth, and this supply is diminishing rapidly.

We have a number of unetched Sperm Whales' Teeth available for commission that await your ideas. We can scrimshaw any design, including your own boat, or any class boat, power or sail. (Scrimshawed Sperm Whale teeth make magnificent nautical trophies.) We would be happy to add your name and the name of the boat as well.

We also have legal pre-1972 Walrus Tusks available for commission. We will scrimshaw or carve practically any design, animals, nature, etc. - And, we also make cribbage boards to order!

Simply email us to start a dialogue, or snailmail us your request and we will return commission prices and pictures of raw teeth and tusks that are available for commission.

Don't see exactly what you want? We also do commission pieces. Need a really special holiday or other gift? From jewelry, knives, fountain pens, corkscrews, pistol grips, pens and pencils, desk accessories to whole Sperm Whale Teeth - We will handcraft and even personalize any piece with a scrimshawed name, initials or design of your choice.(Our website is not large enough to show all of the different pieces we make to order!) Just email us at and let us know your needs!