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I was recruited to produce commercial cabisha scrimshaw by Bankima in 1974. Cabisha scrimshaw was mass produced from elephant tusks made into little rounds and ovals for jewelry mountings. I worked there for about a year, before moving to Whidby Island in Washington state to pursue producing museum quality pieces from fossilized Mastodon and antique Sperm Whale teeth. But first let me share...
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Scrimshaw is an engraving on ivory, bone, or man-made materials. The engraving is then "inked" to increase visibility. Although many link scrimshaw to whalers of the 1800s, examples date back as far as 200 AD. The style is different but the process is the same. The early schrimshaw was not fine art but may certainly be collectable. In the 1970s a style known as the "Bellingham School" of...
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A portrait of “A Roaring Lion,” by Shar, done on a prehistoric mammoth ivory section measuring 2 3/4″ x 2 1/2,” and mounted on an exotic hard wood base with a velvet pad on the bottom. Overall height with base included is 3 1/2.” A biography of the artist is provided with purchase. Shar’s...
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Hand Carved Bone,Greenstone Jade,Paua & Gemstones New Zealand Maori & Hawaiian Koru's,Fish Hooks,Koru's.Infinitys & more. Highest Quality Hand Carved Bone,Jade,Horn,Gemstone and more at Reasonably prices. When you buy from us you can be assured that you will get the best prices, highest quality,...
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Hand-etched scrimshaw on natural materials, by a master scrimshander with 40 years experience. Jewelry, desk accessories, collector pieces, Nantucket baskets, antler cribbage boards and other items are available. Nautical themes, wildflowers and wildlife scenes are specialties. Poaching can only...
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Quality scrimshaw, powderhorns, pen and ink illustrations, custom orders welcomed. As an artist I love showing off my work, and what better way than putting it out on the web! I have been doing scrimshaw and pen and ink work as a hobby for many years. My second hobby is muzzle loading and attending rendezvous, where many people with the love of bygone times get together, dressing in period...
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