On the long sea voyages from Innsmouth to the South Pacific, sailors in Obed Marsh’s fleet whiled away the quiet hours carving artworks into monstrously large teeth brought up to them by the Deep Ones. These massive teeth were known about Innsmouth as a “Tooth of Dagon”. This specimen, carved by Phinneas Marsh, 2nd Mate of the Sumatra Queen depicts a well-armed sea creature along with a reminder of the three oaths of Dagon taken by the members of Innsmouth’s Esoteric Order of Dagon.
The tooth is approximately 5 inches wide across the bottom and 6 inches tall and weighs a little over 5 ounces. The shadow box frame stands 11 inches tall, 9 inches wide and is 3.5 inches deep. The tooth is cast in polyeurethane resin and hand colored before the scrimshaw artwork is added. Finished teeth receive a light coat of sealant to prevent damage to finish by handling