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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
 ScrimshawSeam RubberGeometric Incised Carving, 4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawSeam RubberSpiral, Ring Turned, Turk’s Head, Inlaid Mahogany, 6 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s Tooth2-Sided, Hermaphrodite Brig, Man Rowing, c.1930, 5 x 3 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s Tooth3 Whaleboats, Weeping Willows, 7 1/4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s Tooth4-Masted Coastal Schooner, Maine, c.1900, 5 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s ToothBritish Jack Tar, Sword, British Flag, 7 1/4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s ToothBritish Man-Of-War, Rigging, 8 3/4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s ToothCrossed Flags, Cannon, Masted Ship, Banding, 1800s, 6 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s ToothLong Boat, Harpoonist, Diving Whale, 5 1/4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s ToothMerchant Ship, Gunports, Flag, Masts, c.1850, 6 1/2 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s ToothPresentation, Inscribed Shoal Of Sperm Whales, 6 1/4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s ToothSquare-Rigged Ship, English Flag, Hull, Anchors, 1800s, 7 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBusk Lighthouse, Flags, Rocky Shore, 3-Masted Ship, 13 x 1 1/2 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBusk Whalebone, 4 Panels, Courtship Scene, Inked, Inscribed, 1800s, 12 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBusk Whalebone, Heart, Flower, Pinwheel, Red & Green Accents, 13 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawBusk Whalebone, Paneled, Heart, Potted Plants, Stars, Inked, 1800s, 13 1/2 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawRing Ivory, Patriotic Interest, Red, Blue, Green, Eagle, Shield, 1800s, 1 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawTusk Mammoth, Siberian, Stand, 13 x 29 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWalrus Skull & Tusks Depicting Walruses & Polar Bears, 27 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s Tooth Clipper Ship, The French Frigate Incorruptible, c.1815, 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s Tooth Eagle, Stars, Arrows, Crossed Flags, Shield, Ship, Maiden, 1800s, 6 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s Tooth Eels & Fish, Hand Carved, 18 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s Tooth Fashionably Dressed Woman, Late 19th Century, 7 1/4 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s Tooth Lake, Mountains, Trees, 12 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s Tooth Vines, Flowers, Red & Green, 19th Century, 4 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price


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