Old ALASKAN ESKIMO Scrimshaw WALRUS Ivory WHALE TOOTH
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Howard Sikvoan Weyahok
Point Hope (Tigara), Alaska
OLD NATIVE MADE PIECE BY FAMOUS NATIVE ARTIST!!!GREAT MELLOW AGED PATINA At the request of my Aunt who is a native Alaskan and still resides t part time, I am selling some of her Native Alaskan Eskimo items. My aunt is in her 70's and married my uncle late in life and they have no children to pass her family items on to. Since I run an estate liquidation / antique store and sell on Ebay she has given me several items to list this week. Some are my Aunt's personal items and some were her parents family things. I will be listing many more Alaskan items over the next couple months.
Offered is a wonderful ARTIST SIGNED SCRIMSHAW carved TOOTH/TUSK either from a whale or a walrus. The color variations of the ivory tooth/tusk is wonderful with shadings from soft warm caramel to an aged creamy ivory and t is good graining visible. The front of the tusk is etched with a striking scrimshaw design of an Eskimo ice fishing and the back is signed by famous Native Alaskan artist HOWARD WEYAHOK. T is much information available about Weyahok on the internet.
This great artist signed native walrus/whale ivory tusk/tooth... read more