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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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ImageCategoryPattern or ItemDescriptionYear PricedPrice
ScrimshawHatpin HolderInked Sailing Ship, Union Jack, Flower Urn, Lizzie, 1800s, 4 In. Illustrated2018Login / Create Account for Price
ScrimshawKnife BladeDeer Antler, Signed Verrasjarvi, 13 In. Illustrated2018Login / Create Account for Price
ScrimshawTea CaddyScene, Chinese Figures, Copper, Brass, Handles, c.1900, 3 1/2 x 7 In. Illustrated2018Login / Create Account for Price
ScrimshawWhale's Tooth Neptune, Liberty, Inscribed, Liberty & Freedom, 1800s, 5 In., Pair Illustrated2015Login / Create Account for Price
ScrimshawWhale's Tooth Sun, Star, Phrase, Death To John Bull & Rebels,1861, 4 3/4 In. Illustrated2015Login / Create Account for Price
ScrimshawWhale's ToothSailor, Anchor, Eagle, Adoring Couple, Free Trade & Sailor's Rights, 7 In. Illustrated , 2012Login / Create Account for Price
ScrimshawTuskIvory,3 Whaling Ships,Black Ink Wash,Signed Kathy,13 3/4 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
ScrimshawToothLady Justice,Barrel,Ship,Family Addition,Leaves,7 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
ScrimshawBinocularsMulticolored Eagle,Banner,Captain D.A. Taft,c.1861,4 1/8 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
ScrimshawCrossed Swords Swordfish Bill, Patriotic Symbols, Wood Handle, Paint, 1800s, 34 In. , Illustrated2010Login / Create Account for Price
ScrimshawWhale?s Tooth Man & Woman, Shield, 6 Flags, Stars & Stripes, Initials, 4 1/2 In., Illustrated2008Login / Create Account for Price
ScrimshawWhale?s Tooth The Lady Alice, Victorian Woman Smelling Flower, 7 In., Illustrated2008Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBoatClipper Ship, Stag, Hound In Flower Ring, Woman’s Portrait, 1800s, 5 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBuskBaleen, Corset, Geometrics, Nautical Designs, Inscribed, c.1862, 13 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawCribbageWalrus Tusk, Carved, Northwest Coast, 19 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawParasol HandleFlowers, Oval Cartouche, 5 1/4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawPicture FrameScrolled Edges, Openwork Stars, Heart, 6 x 4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawPie CrimperCarved, Openwork Handles, Circle, Flowers, 5 3/4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawPie CrimperEbony Handle, Mother-Of-Pearl Heart Inlay, 5 1/4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawPie CrimperMother-Of-Pearl Inlay, 7 Wheels, 8 1/4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawPie CrimperUnicorn Shape, Whalebone, Ivory, 6 1/4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawPie CrimperWhale, Ebony Bands, 2 Wheels, 6 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawSculptureCastle, Cannons, Prisoner Of War, France, c.1810, 12 x 12 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawSculpturePenis, Remember The Giver, Cream, Brown, Antler, 2 x 7 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawSculptureSailor & Woman, Embracing, Holding Union Jack, England, 1800s, 6 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price


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