Antique Alaskan Eskimo Snuff Box
A delightful and unusual piece dating from the late 19th or early 20th century. Carved from a walrus tusk and decorated to look like a fishing basket, the box has a carved seal on the wooden cover. The wooden panel on the bottom is inscribed “Simpson Coll”.
The box has been restored with conservatory adhesive; the loop is new as well. With few of these items on the market, this is a rare find.
3 1/4 in. high x 2 1/2 in. x 1 1/2 in.
Please note that products containing any ivory or other marine mammal components cannot be shipped to New York or California. As of this writing, it is still legal to ship these products to all other states. Click here to see a brochure published by the U.S. Department of the Interior with more details on this topic.
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