Three Eskimo scrimshaw items
Lot 4132Y
Three Eskimo scrimshaw items
US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£1,200 - 1,800
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Three Eskimo scrimshaw items
Including a full walrus tusk, completely engraved to depict hunting scenes, animals, and vignettes of village and domestic life; and two drilled cribbage boards, one in the shape of a seal, the other decorated with images of sea creatures.
length 21 1/4, 17 and 14 3/4in

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  • Provenance:
    For last: the Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection, part IV, sold by Sotheby's, New York, 12/16/83, lot 29
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  1. Ingmars Lindbergs
    Specialist - Native American
    Bonhams
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    220 San Bruno Avenue
    San Francisco, 94103
    United States
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