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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
 ScrimshawBodkinBone, Sewing Punch, 4 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawKnifeBone Handle, Cabin Scene, Folding, 3/4 x 1 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawKnifeBone, Elk Design, Folding, 3 x 3/4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhistle RattleIvory, 4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhistle & RattleIvory, 4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBuggy WhipWhalebone Handle2001Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawHair Comb Corkscrew Type Design, 4 x 5 1/2 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawHair PinMultifaceted Knob, 2 3/4 In.2004Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawLetter OpenerWhalebone, 10 1/2 In.2005Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawToothWalrus, Vicksburg Paddleboat, Confederate Designs, 18801995Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawTuskWalrus, Full-rigged Ship Dakota, Reverse, Nantucket, 18601996Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawTuskWalrus, Salt & Pepper1996Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawLetter OpenerWhalebone, Cutout Hearts, Red Pigment, 5 1/2 In.2005Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawHornWater Buffalo, Depicting Hut & Palm Tree, Southeast Asia, 35 In., Pair2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawFigurineWhale, Walrus Bone, Alaska, 14 In.2005Login / 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
 ScrimshawCaneWhalebone, Carved Walrus Tusk, Lady's Leg Handle, 34 3/4 In.2000Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawPenholderArctic Wolf 7 1/2 x 5 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBoneTool, Engraved Scene Of Ship, 5 3/8 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawParasol HandleFlowers, Oval Cartouche, 5 1/4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawKnifeBone Sheath, Leather, Allover Sailfish Decoration, West Indies, 7 5/8 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawDominoesWhalebone, Ebony2004Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawKnifeBowie Type, 8 1/2 In.2005Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawString HolderTurned Wood, 3 Ivory Feet & Insert, Brass Knob, 4 3/4 In.1998Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawSpoonWhalebone, Handle, Coconut Shell Bowl, 19th Century, 10 In.2000Login / Create Account for Price


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