Early 19th Century Carved Scrimshaw
Early 19th Century Carved Scrimshaw
Early 19th Century Carved Scrimshaw
Early 19th Century Carved Scrimshaw
Early 19th Century Carved Scrimshaw

Early 19th Century Carved Scrimshaw

c. 1880 England

Offered by Roger Bradbury Antiques

£650 gbp
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A sperm whales tooth carved with two words (see images) it is a lovely mellow honey colour which only comes with great age. The sailor who carved the words, obviously was trying to convey a message but in those days many sailors could not read or write. Holes are drilled to either side. This piece is direct from a private collection where it has been for over 150 years in the same family.

Size: H3.3cm W5.7cm L15cm
Roger Bradbury Antiques

Roger Bradbury Antiques
Skeyton Lodge
Long road
Skeyton
Norfolk
NR10 5ED

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