2 Vintage Scrimshaw Rain-deer Sled, Ice Fisherman, Fossil Mammoth Pre Ban Ivory with Sterling Silver Hors d'oeuvres or pickle Forks! Artist Signed!
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Marked on both forks Sterling Silver. Clean but not polished.
Total Length of Forks: 5 5/8"
Scrimshawed Mammoth Ivory handles: 2 1/2" long x 5/8" wide x 3/16" deep
Both Scrimshaw are Artist signed but right now is so small I can not make out the name with out a strong magnifier! Alaskan Inuit, Eskimo made.
Vintage Scrimshaw on authentic Alaskan Mammoth Ivory. Created sometime between 1900 - 1960. The making and selling of all fossil creations are one of the only ways Native Communities have to make extra money to live on and are very important part of their lives. Collecting the raw materials around old villages, in old garbage pits and along the beaches. The Ancient Ivories from animals long dead is recycled into many beautiful pieces of Art and useful items.
Part of my personal collection, which I am slowly selling, a few pieces, to help with my sons College education.
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Arrives tissue wrapped, in a Free Gift Box.
I absolutely CAN NOT mail this antique Ivory item out-side USA, but I can send to any USA address for foreign buyers.
**None of my Fossil Ivory is contemporary, and not a single animal has been killed, culled, or otherwise harmed to produce my Fossil Ivories. It is the only perfect, ecologically sound, humane way to wear wonderful and enduring ivory.