Big real original (not a later copy) Eskimo Scrimshaw Cribbage Board , carved from walrus task. The top of the task has a carved cribbage board with scrimshaw of four seals lying on ice. The right side of the task is decorated with four scrimshawed deer; the left side of the task is decorated with scrimshaw of two rabbits, two bears, a dog and other creatures. The back of the task is decorated with scrimshaw of a map of a local Northern coast where Eskimos walrus hunters live.
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Japanese mid Showa wood lacquer unusual shaped and finely painted, inlaid with mother-of-pearl, dark -brown - red-brown wood lacquer Natsume.
It comes with an original tomobaku.
It is decorated with maki-e techniques of flowers and two gold and mother-of-pearl inlaid butterflies .
The Natsume is made by a skillful artist and is very rare.
2 7/8" tall 2 7/8" wide