|Huge Whale Teeth|
|This gallery shows some of the very large whale teeth that various members of our group have in personal collections. We especially want to show teeth of at least 2-pounds (32-ounces) weight, and unusually fine shaped wide teeth, so if you have such a tooth, please send us high-resolution photos or scans, and tooth stats. Ownership details will be kept confidential.
We are also starting another page with Interesting, Unusual, or Gnarly teeth. Show us whatcha got!
|A vintage raw whale tooth in excellent condition, weighing 35-ounces, measuring over 9-inches long and
Teeth like this are rare and highly coveted.
|A large whale tooth with a shape highly coveted by collectors. This highly polished tooth weighs over 25-ounces, 6.5-inches long, and almost 4-inches wide.|
|A breathtaking pair of antique, polished whale teeth, with fully-trimmed skirts, each measure a whopping 4.5-inches wide & 6-inches long. Judging from the beautiful deep yellow overall patina, they were most likely sanded and polished over 160-years ago. Their history adds to their romance. The pair were on display in Morgan Levine's shop on Nantucket wharf in the 30's and 40's. When the building was bought by Richard (Sam) Sylvia in the late 1950s, these teeth were made part of the deal. Sam Sylvia operated Sylvia's Antiques on Nantucket, and his father before him. They sold many important pieces of scrimshaw that are now famous, including many pieces that ended up in the Barbara Johnson collection. In the 1970s, this pair of teeth were traded to an important collector, and have been in his collection ever since. These are without a doubt the finest, most beautifully proportioned, overwhelming set of natural whales teeth I have ever seen, with a wonderful important history. These teeth weigh 29-ounces & 30-ounces, and are accompanied with a letter from last owner, relating the history as told to him by Richard (Sam) Sylvia.|
|The antique raw tooth (above), weighs 33.8-ounces, and is
7.5-inches long. The antique semi-polished tooth (upper right), weighs 34-ounces, and is 6-inches long. The base is flat-cut in typical Victorian-era style (right). The mass & cross-section reveal that the original length of this tooth probably exceeded 9-inched.
|An exceptional tooth with great aesthetics, in the finest condition, weighing
a bit more than 32-ounces, measuring 8.5-inches long & 4-inches wide.
|Two large bull Sperm whale teeth, possibly from the same whale, weighing
37-ounces and 38-ounces. Each is 8-inches long by 3.0 & 3.25-inches wide.
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