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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
ScrimshawWhale?s Tooth The Lady Alice, Victorian Woman Smelling Flower, 7 In., Illustrated2008Login / 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 ToothSailor, Anchor, Eagle, Adoring Couple, Free Trade & Sailor's Rights, 7 In. Illustrated , 2012Login / 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 Tooth Neptune, Liberty, Inscribed, Liberty & Freedom, 1800s, 5 In., Pair Illustrated2015Login / 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
ScrimshawTea CaddyScene, Chinese Figures, Copper, Brass, Handles, c.1900, 3 1/2 x 7 In. Illustrated2018Login / Create Account for Price
ScrimshawHatpin HolderInked Sailing Ship, Union Jack, Flower Urn, Lizzie, 1800s, 4 In. Illustrated2018Login / Create Account for Price
ScrimshawCrossed Swords Swordfish Bill, Patriotic Symbols, Wood Handle, Paint, 1800s, 34 In. , Illustrated2010Login / Create Account for Price
ScrimshawBinocularsMulticolored Eagle,Banner,Captain D.A. Taft,c.1861,4 1/8 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
ScrimshawKnife BladeDeer Antler, Signed Verrasjarvi, 13 In. Illustrated2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBasketSewing, 6 In. Diam.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBillikenWhale Tooth, Brass Penholder Centerpiece, Alaska1995Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBlockWhalebone, Double Sheaves, C.1840, 13 3/4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBlockWhalebone, Iron Thimble, C.1830, 3 3/4 X 2 1/2 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBlubber HookWhalebone, Iron, 19th Century, 12 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBlubber MincerWhalebone1995Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBodkinCarved Fist, Round And Square Sections, 19th Century, 4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBodkinFist, Left & Right Hands, Ivory, 19th Century, 3 1/2 In., Pair1995Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBodkinWhale, Crosshatched Top, 4 Openwork Columns, 4 3/4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBoneTool, Engraved Scene Of Ship, 5 3/8 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBoxDitty, Inlaid Geometric Shapes Lid, Whalebone, C.1850, 4 X 8 1/2 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBoxDitty, Open-carved Whalebone, Oval, C.1840, 4 3/4 X 10 1/4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBoxEquestrian, Fox Hunt Scene, Cheltenham Races, Ivory, 4 X 3 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price


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