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Antique Style Folk Art Mermaid Scrimshaw Etched Bone & Wood Trinket Box

Antique Style Folk Art Mermaid Scrimshaw Etched Bone & Wood Trinket Box

$ 35.00

5 1/4" Wide x 3 1/8" Wide x 2" High


Wonderful new reproduction scrimshaw carved ox bone box.

As you can see this piece is tiled with ox bone on wood and decorated with a design typical of the period. Nice felt interior and bottom as you can see in the images.

Scrimshaw is a craft developed by sailors on whaling ships using basic tools to etch and carve designs. The motifs are often from a sailors lives ships, ocean scenes, beautiful women, or fantastical creatures of sailor lore.


The amount of detail in scrimshaw images is common because the sailors had plenty of time to perfect their skills.

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