Engraved Whale Chase Scrimshaw Box

$38.00

Begun by sailors working on whaling ships out of New England, scrimshaw may be the only art form that originated in America.

Scrimshaw is created by etching varying designs on genuine ox bone. Perfect for holding jewelry, keys and keepsakes.

• Antique reproduction scrimshaw bone box with hinged lid.
• 6-1/4" x 3-1/4" x 1-1/2"
• Etched "Whale Chase" scene, circa 1830
• Antiqued brass hinges, lid latch and green felt-lined interior. 
• Natural, authentic ox bone tiles inlaid on a durable wood-composite base. 
• Hand polished to enhance the coloring and striations of the ox bone. 
• Slight ox bone color variations enhance the beauty and individuality of each box so that no two bone boxes are alike.
• Sealed with bone powder and epoxy, lacquer-coated and hand-polished.
Etched in USA.