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Signed by Alaskan Artist - Inuit Scrimshaw Whalebone Pendant


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Signed by Alaskan Artist - Inuit Scrimshaw Whalebone Pendant

Scrimshaw is a kind of carving that was done primarily by the crews of deepwater whaling vessels in the 1800s. And no nation had more whaling ships afloat in that era than America. The carvings are then rubbed down with ink and then wiped clean after it sets.

Scrimshaw artists (aka “scrimshanders”) were whalemen, sailors, or others who made their living on the sea or by the use of materials taken from sea animals, mainly whales, walruses, and mollusks. They tended to depict nautical scenes and motifs: ships, flags, anchors, or life in the Artic or other northern regions. 

This vintage scrimshaw was made from a whalebone carving and dates roughly to the 1950s-60s. It features a decorative sterling silver frame and signed Inuit fisherman art by Krismer. Pendant measures 46 x 67mm. #A 

Stamps:Artisan signed, but trademark stamp is hard to make out, sterling

  • Material = Sterling Silver
  • Metal Finish = Warm Patina
  • Condition = Vintage

Item ID: 100150

Category: Pendant

Note: This item has been inspected and appraised by a GIA Graduate Gemologist Appraiser.

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