Antique Scrimshaws,I Think They are Carved Bones

Discussion in 'Art' started by antiquelover69, Oct 12, 2019 at 12:43 AM.

  1. antiquelover69

    antiquelover69 Well-Known Member

    SAM_0051.JPG SAM_0052.JPG SAM_0053.JPG SAM_0054.JPG I found some items out of a storage auctions.I believe this lot is called Scrimshaw.The larger one look like some type of bone joint,all are carved.Beautiful carvings.Any information on age.Are they Asian,US or what.

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  2. rknarr2

    rknarr2 Well-Known Member

    Another question is whether or not you are allowed to resale it? There is a certain age it must be inorder to sell it. Rob
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  3. antiquelover69

    antiquelover69 Well-Known Member

    I have no idea the age,if I can find out then I can check to see if I can sell them.
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  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I have no idea what size they are. If I can find out then I can tell u what they are.

    C' us to help you !!

    BTW...the middle 2 are bone letter openers...
    the spoon is a spoon
    the umbrella is an umbrella.....stained...or maybe ivory...I can't tell what I can't see !

    Now , the raw bone scrimshaw with the caribou....the only scrimshaw here....if it's the right a snow knife...& may be 60's or earlier.
  5. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    The first one is Alaskan.
    Second is probably Chinese
    Third looks to be Indian

    Can we have a better picture of this. Looks like an umbrella - ?sewing item?
  6. antiquelover69

    antiquelover69 Well-Known Member

    The raw bone is 9 1/2",the one with the saw edge is 9",the one with the elephant is 7",umbrella is 4" and the handle screw out,and the spoon is 3".I had better pictures but the site had pictures too large.Hope this help
  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    email the pics to yourself...they should come back with a smaller file size..
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  9. antiquelover69

    antiquelover69 Well-Known Member

    The handle screw out
  10. antiquelover69

    antiquelover69 Well-Known Member

    Ok I'll try
  11. antiquelover69

    antiquelover69 Well-Known Member

    SAM_0060.JPG SAM_0061.JPG SAM_0062.JPG SAM_0063.JPG Hope these are better,I also used a blue cloth for background.
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  12. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    The top piece appears to be Sami.
  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I agree, top piece Sami (Lapland). Scrimshaw, with a man in Sami dress, and reindeer.
    The elephant from India.
    The dragon from southeast Asia.
    The spoon from Switzerland.
    The parasol looks like a needle case. It could have been made in the Western world or Asia.
  14. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    I agree with that.
  15. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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  16. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    What happened to the tip of the umbrella? Is it a spoon?
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  17. i need help

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  18. antiquelover69

    antiquelover69 Well-Known Member

    The tip was off when I got it out of the storage.I had no idea there was a tip,until today.
  19. antiquelover69

    antiquelover69 Well-Known Member

    Thanks to everybody for great information!
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