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Mid-century Signed Inuit Scrimshaw letter Opener

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Americas: Eskimo: Scrimshaw: Pre 1920: Item # 840603

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From an extensive private collection of ivory and bone desk objects, this is a scrimshaw letter opener, by Alaskan Eskimo carvers ca. 1950, made of walrus ivory, with etched fish form handle; the blade etched with a scene of a seal and her pup on an ice floe; signed “F.E.”famous carver Frank Ellanna,of King Island,Alaska. Measurement: length, 7 inches. Condition: excellent.