Scrimshaw Toothbrush with Baleen and Tortoiseshell

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Description

Scrimshaw toothbrush with natural bristles and ivory handle inlaid with baleen and tortoiseshell in polka dot motif. Circular inlay missing from topmost "dot" on bristle-side and bottommost "dot on reverse. Bristles missing from sockets near bottom and top of brush head.