This stunning replica Sperm Whale Tooth is part of the collection at the Peabody Essex Museum. The title of this tooth is called "Brigantine Chinchilla & Brigantine Tamaahmah". It is a replica of an Antique Tooth that was originally made by Artek for the Peabody Essex Museum. The scene is two sailing ships, one the Brig Chinchilla out of New York Commanded by Thomas Meek. The other is of the Brig Tamaahmaah out of New York Commanded by John Meek. The original was etched in 1825 by Edward Burdett. He is considered to be America's First Master Scrimshaw Artist. The reproduced tooth is currently made in our office in Fall River, MA. The finish is made to recreate the look of an antique tooth.
This beautiful replica Sperm Whale Tooth weighs 21 ounces. The dimensions are 7.67" x 2.83"x 2.08". The item number is SP - 09.
The resin scrimshaw piece is hand etched on corian, which cuts like ivory. We then make a mold of the original piece and do an open cast pour of our resin mixture. The pieces are removed from the mold and sanded and inked.
We believe that serving nature is one of the commissions that we as humans have been given here on earth. We wish to lend our resources to those charged with protecting elephants from poaching for their ivory.
On a monthly basis we donate to organizations whose purpose to protect the elephants and other species throughout the planet. We focus our donations on organizations that put the money to good use and have a low overhead. With the majority of incoming funds going back to saving the elephants!
Hand Etched Acrylic Resin Scrimshaw
Made in the USA!
Sperm Whale Tooth
Brigantine Chinchilla & Brigantine Tamaahmah
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