Vintage Eskimo Etched Ivory Face
This is a most interesting item from a private collection. The face is scrimshawed on the surface of a piece of mammoth ivory. Note the separation of ivory layers evident on the bottom right corner. Holes in upper corners indicate it may have been attached to something in an earlier life.
The item is mounted and framed in a black shadow box. The box shows some wear around the corners. Plexiglass or other acrylic covers the frame.
ca. early 20th century; possibly earlier.
Largest dimensions are 1 3/4 inches high x 1 3/4 inches wide. Frame is 6 inches x 6 inches x 1 3/4 inches deep.
Please note that products containing ivory or other marine mammal components cannot be shipped to New York, New Jersey, 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.
If you are interested in having this product shipped outside the United States, please call 207 423-8473 to discuss permit requirements.