Scrimshaw Tooth of a Woman in a Dress

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Description

Scrimshaw tooth with vertical image: etching of a woman wearing a full-skirted dress. Her back is to the viewer, with the right side of her face turned in profile. She is holding a flower to her face. Her hair is pulled back in a handkerchief or other type of head-cover. Her dress and shawl are etched with a wavy, lined pattern; there are two flaps or tails hanging from her dress at her waist.  Some red ink detail on the flower and on her head-cover.