Gallery "Mermaid Tears" Scrimshaw Sperm Whale's Tooth
Registered with Department of Commerce. Shipped only to addresses in Maryland
This is a guaranteed real Sperm Whale tooth that is registered with the Department of Commerce as number 21-0231-0005. It weighs 184.6 grams.
This classically shaped horizontal tooth is 5 1/4 inches long along the curve, and 1 5/8 inches wide at the center. A carefully-etched story of the lost love between a mermaid and an unknown sailor is shown on the front surface in a light color wash. The light-haired nude mermaid is shown sitting, crying on a rock, while her lover's ship sails away. (Just click on the picture for a larger view.) She is done in a combination of stippled and line techniques.
No stand available.
This Sperm Whale's tooth signed by M.M. Cohen is polished on both sides.
Any collector would love to add this tooth to his/her collection!
A unique piece - Of course, only one is available!