probably Coastal Southern United States, early to mid-19th century. period antique scrimshaw on porpoise jaw bone featuring a variety of well-detailed images including a palm tree with men climbing for coconuts, a rabbit, a girl named Angeline, two African figures in tuxedos, and a scene titled "The Lovers". L15 1/2" Note: Discovered in South Carolina by current owner.Note: Objects made of or incorporating plant or animal materials such as ivory, tortoiseshell, whalebone, etc. can require a license or certificate prior to exportation and additional licenses/certificates upon importation to another state or country. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to secure any licenses or certificates, and Wooten and Wooten will not assistant in the process nor can we guarantee that you will be able to obtain them. Your bid indicates that you agree to comply with any and all domestic / international restrictions on the trade of endangered species and that you will pay for successful lots regardless of whether you are able to obtain the proper license or certificate. Wooten & Wooten suggests that you secure the proper import/export license or certificates in your state or country prior to bidding and contact a shipper.