Darwin whale's tooth in wardrobe





A whale's tooth carved by a royal marine who sailed with Charles Darwin has been found buried in the bottom of a wardrobe in Cheshire.

Known as scrimshaw, the ornate gift is tells the story of the explorer's encounter with Indians in Tierra del Fuego in south Argentina in 1830.

An elderly lady in Macclesfield found the tooth, believed to belong to her husband's great great grandfather.

It could be sold for more than £40,000 when it goes to auction in November.




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