Bone Art "Scrimshaw Collection"

When American explorer P.W. Beechey sailed into the Bering Sea in 1826, he found the Northern Eskimos were engraving richly detailed scenes on many on the tools they had fashined from ivory. Some of the scenes appeared to be hunting tallies with rows of caribou, seal and walrus. Others depicted activities such as hunting, fishing, dancing, warfare, the blanket toss, village celebrations and shamanistic ceremonies. The arrival of the Yankee whaling fleet in the late 1800's signaled the end of this early art style among the Eskimo as the whalerman's scrimshaw influenced them to create more realistic depictions. Although primitive in form this fascinating stick figure artwork is extremely powerful and has a universal appeal today.

Eskimo Style Pictograph Pendants

CYLINDER BOX (BEAD TOP) with gracefully domed lid & bead knob, (1" tall x 1-1/2" diam.):
(EP) Eskimo Pictographs scrimshawed around side-$38.00
(SW) Ship & Whales scrimshaw scene around side-$36.00

CYLINDER BOX-SHORT with flat lid (7/8" tall x 1-1/2" diam.) scrimshawed with:
(EP) Eskimo Pictographs on sides & lid-$36.00

CYLINDER BOX-TALL with flat lid (1-1/4" diam. x 1-1/2" tall):
(EP) Eskimo Pictograph designs on sides & lid-$38.00

"MAGIC" BOX with trick side swinging toggle lid (1" x 1-1/4" x 3-1/4"):
(EP) Eskimo Pictographs designs on top and sides-$55.00

PENDANT BOX (OVAL INRO) 1.5" x 3.5" pulls open, has shallow compartment, on 33" loop cord. These are really quite interesting, scrimshawed designs on both sides:
(EP) Eskimo Pictographs-$45.00

SNUFF BOTTLE with bone lid & spoon (2-1/2" tall):
(SW) Ships & Whale scrimshaw scene-$35.00

TOOTH PICK HOLDER 1-1/4" diam. x 2-1/2" tall cylinder:
(EP) Eskimo Pictograph scrimshaw scene-$40.00
(SW) Ships & whale scrimshaw scene-$40.00


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Page last updated: June 16, 2016