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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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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
 ScrimshawRiding Crop Narwhal Handle, Baleen Rod, 26 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawRolling Pin Sailor’s, Lignum Vitae, Walrus Ivory Handles, Knob Ends, 14 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawSwift Heart Design, Whale Bone, Rosewood, 27 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWalrus Tusk Tower, Hearts, Rosettes, Laurel Sprigs, 22 1/4 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s Tooth Engraved, 3 Ships, American Flag, Banner, Fort, Cathedral, 7 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s Tooth Engraved, 5 Men In Farmyard, Shearing Boar, 7 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s Tooth Engraved, Eagle, Spread Wings, Patriotic Shield, Cannons, 5 1/2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s Tooth Engraved, Whaling Scene, Harpoon Boats, Whale, Geometrics, 7 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s Tooth Engraved, Woman, 19th Century Dress, Wood Block Stand, 5 1/4 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s Tooth Inscribed Sloop Of War Wasp Engaged, H.M.S. Avon 1814, c.1850, 6 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s Tooth Sailor, With Book, Seated On Cannon, 2 Ships, Palm Trees, 6 3/4 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s Tooth Whaling Scenes, W.B., c.1850, 8 1/2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBasket Ivory, Carved Medallion, Pierced, Oval, 7 5/8 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBasket Knitting, Ivory, Oval, Flared Spear Sticks, Nailed Band, 4 5/8 x 6 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBlackfish Jawbone Ship, Land, Sea, c.1860, 19 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBodkin Whale Ivory, Baleen Inlaid Bands, Pierced, Heart Shape Handle, 4 1/2 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price


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