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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
 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
 ScrimshawWhale’s Tooth Whaling Scene, Sperm Whale, Rigged Ship, American Ship, 6 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawWhale’s Tooth Woman, Holding Monkey, 1800s, 5 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 ScrimshawRiding Crop Narwhal Handle, Baleen Rod, 26 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price


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