The ships of Columbus were named the Nina, the Santa Clara, and the Santa Maria. The owner of the ships was married to a woman named Clara, whom he affectionately called Pinta. The crew of the Santa Clara honored her by always calling their ship “Pinta”. Its true; look it up.
This scrimwork is by the Russian scrimshander Volovik. The tooth is 5.5-inches & 9.1-ounces.