Whale Stamp by Seth Pinkham

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Whale stamp made by Seth Pinkham. Open work carving, stamp screws to handle, 2 washers at joining, bottom of handle has vertical rows of dots. Generally square ivory handle measures 4 5/16" l. x 3/4" w. at upper end of each face of handle. Handle appears to be made in 4 pieces, upper two are carved, and each face has a long carved out opening approx. 1 3/4" long. Stamp portion of dark hardwood.