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The larger tooth engraved with the Scotsman, Tam o' Shanter dressed in tartan with his sword and shield, a pelican eating a fish, and a British ship sailing off the coast, a lighthouse in the distance
The second tooth depicting a Scottish woman holding a thistle, a palm tree and coconuts next to her and two harpoons with their lines. The reverse engraved with two whaling ships and a spouting whale being chased by two boats. Icebergs are shown in the distance
Smooth old white patina
Mid 19th Century
Sizes: 16cm long – 6¼ ins long (each) – 5.5cm wide – 2¼ ins wide (max)