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Large Carved and Scrimshaw-decorated Walrus Tusk Cribbage Board

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Auction: Discovery - 2903TLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: May 12, 2016 10:00AM


Large Carved and Scrimshaw-decorated Walrus Tusk Cribbage Board, probably Eskimo, late 19th/early 20th century, designed as at least fifteen intertwined birds and beasts, much of the interior of the tusk carved away, scrimshaw-decorated details, (imperfections),lg. 23 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

old loss to ear of one beast at end, evidence of old glue repair

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