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Scrimshaw
Scrimshaw

Scrimshaw is bone or ivory or whale’s teeth carved by sailors and others for entertainment during the sailing-ship days. Some scrimshaw was carved as early as 1800. There are modern scrimshanders making pieces today on bone, ivory, or plastic. Other pieces may be found in the Ivory and Nautical categories. Collectors should be aware of the recent laws limiting the buying and selling of scrimshaw and elephant ivory.

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 ScrimshawSwiftBone, Cherrywood, Ivory Standard, Ball Feet, New England, 18 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawSwiftWhalebone, Red, Black Linear Design, 19th Century, 25 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawToothWhale, 3-masted Warship, Floral Wreath, Eagle, 1801, 5 1/2 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawToothWhale, 3-masted Whaling Vessel, 19th Century, 6 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawToothWhale, Clock Tower, Woman & Guitar, Multicolored, 4 5/8 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawToothWhale, Eagle & Shield, People On Horseback, Pedestal, 5 1/8 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawToothWhale, Engraved, Colored, Robert Spring2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawToothWhale, Queen Of The Sea, United States Secret Service, 1800s, 6 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawToothWhale, Sailing Ships, 7 In., Pair2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawToothWhale, Sea & Island Scene, Multicolored, 8 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawToothWhale, Sperm Whale, Whaling Scenes, Brass Mounts, 6 x 4 3/4 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawToothWhale, The Constitution, The Union, We Live In Hopes, 4 3/4 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawToothWhale, Whaling Scene, Signed, R. Spring, 71 x 5 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawTuskWalrus, 3-masted Sailing Ship, American Eagle, 19th Century, 19 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawTuskWalrus, Eagle, Liberty, Dancing Couple, Sailor, American, C.1850, 15 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawTuskWalrus, Ivory, Copper Band, 6 7/8 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawTuskWalrus, Uncarved, 16 1/2 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawTuskWoman In Dress 1 Side, Girl With Flower & Mermaid Other, 18 1/8 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhales ToothEngraved, British Ship, Calliope, 19th Century2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhales ToothEngraved, Young Woman, Bonnet, Mid 19th Century2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBodkinBone, Sewing Punch, 4 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBoxCheckerboard Design, Baleen & Ivory, Fitted Tray, 3 3/4 x 5 x 10 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBoxDitty, Whalebone2001Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBoxIvory, Engraved, Whaling Scene, Compass Positions, Early 1900s, 2 x 2 1/4 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBuskWhalebone, Sunburst, Eagle, Shield & Fan, Geometric, 11 3/4 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price


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