Scrimshaw Tooth with Figure of George Washington

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Description

Curved ivory tooth decorated with a colonial soldier (possibly George Washington) standing in front of colored American flag.  The flag has 18 stars and "1776 / CONSTITUTION / July 4th / G. Washington." Reverse side decorated with the figure of a lady wearing a dark dress and apron and holding a scroll over her head reading "HOPE," anchor at her left.