Scrimshaw Tooth with Scene of Peacock, Epervier, and Java

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Description

Scrimshaw whale tooth engraved with the naval engagement between the American frigate Constitution and the wrecked British ship Java.  On the opposite side, another navel engagement is engraved showing the American ship-sloop Peacock and the British vessel Epervier.  Both scenes based on engravings by Abel Bowen (1979-1850).