A unusually large tooth measuring 17cm x 6cm x 5cm and weighing 620g
To the front we have a cartouche surrounded by foliage with two swans and a harp and the wording 'Allegory to Goethe 1832'. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe was a German writer and statesman, he died in 1832.
To the reverse in a plaque style cartouche with fine foliage the wording 'Bark NIMROD of Sag Harbor. Charles T Dering'. In the 19th Century Sag Harbour, New York was renowned for whaleships leaving its port, Nimrod presumably one of these. Charles T Dering was a whaling firm owner working out of Sag Harbour in the 1800's.