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Antique Style Scrimshaw Bone & Wood Box w Inkwell 2 Dip Pens Writing Set - Early Home Decor

Antique Style Scrimshaw Bone & Wood Box w Inkwell 2 Dip Pens Writing Set

$ 50.00

10" long x 2 3/4" Wide 2 1/4" High


Wonderful new reproduction scrimshaw carved bovine bone box. The blue glass square inkwell, black horn pen, and wood turned pens shown are all included.


As you can see this piece is tiled with natural bone on wood and decorated with a design typical of the period.


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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