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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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 ScrimshawBallWalrus, Rabbit, Wolf, Seal, Whales, Black Pedestal Base, New England, c.1850, 2 1/2 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBasketSewing, 6 In. Diam.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBasketSewing, Openwork, 19th Century, 9 1/4 X 6 3/4 In.1996Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBasketWhalebone, Allover Pierced Ring, Swing Handle, 19th Century, 10 In.1998Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBasketKnitting, Splats, Whalebone, Mahogany Base, 12 x 6 In.2000Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBasketWhalebone, Carved Coconut Shell, Domed Pedestal Base, 6 1/2 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBasketPanbone, Swing Handles, Silk, Mahogany Bottom, 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 In.2004Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBasketSewing, Whalebone, Flowers, Leaves, 6 Side Pieces, 2 1/2 x 3/4 In.2005Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBasketSewing, Whalebone, Wood, 7-sided, Hearts, 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 In.2005Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBasket Knitting, Whalebone, Maple, Baluster Spokes, Ebony Compass Inlay, 4 x 7 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBasket Pierced, Carved, Scalloped Base, Inlaid Silver, Whale Ivory Sides, 6-Sided,2009Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBasketKnitting Wood Pierced Bone Ribs Circles Star Inlaid Base c.1850 6 x 10 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBasketOval Pine Base Overlapping Circles Swing Handle c.1850 3 x 5 x 7 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBasketCrossed Notched Sticks, Round, Pine Base, 4 1/2 x 6 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBasketWhalebone, Interlocking Circles, Wood Base, Oval, 3 x 7 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBasketWhalebone, Pierced Trellis Sides, Wood Base, Oval, Swing Handle, 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 In.2014Login / 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
 ScrimshawBedDoll's, Whalebone, Engraved Designs, 18581996Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBed Whalebone, Four Poster, Pierced Heart, Rope, 5 x 6 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBedWhalebone, Four Poster, Pierced Heart, Rope, 5 x 6 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBedstead Doll’s, Tall Post, Whalebone, Ivory, Scalloped Headboard, c.1850, 10 x 8 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBelt BuckleIvory Nude Women Dragon Signed Bob Hergert 2 1/2 x 3 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBelt BuckleSterling, Sailboat, Choppy Seas, Mounted, Teak Stand, c.1990, 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBelt BuckleSailing Ship, White Metal, Initials, 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price


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