Scrimshaw Tooth, Portraits of Man and Woman

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Sperm whale tooth engraved on front with portrait of standing woman wearing bold a geometric print dress and holding a scarf.  There is a flowering plant or tree at her left.  Front portrait is inked in green, red, and black.  On the reverse is a full-length engraving of a fashionably dressed gentleman with a top hat and walking stick.  A branch of the same tree is at right.  Created using the pin prick method.