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Mystery Artist 17 – T. Donangelo

A scrimshaw artist named T. DonAngelo has not only made this pair of grips, but had a catalog of work they had created and printed.  The name may be Trudy DonAngelo or Don Angelo, we’re not sure.  The flyers sometimes sell

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Mystery Artist 16 – Skip Powell (History Mystery)

This scrimshaw was done by the artist Skip Powell in 1987.  The owner is in search of more information about the artist and if they are still actively scrimshawing.  It depicts a hunting scene with hunters on horseback and hunting

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Mystery Artist #16 – Knight

I could make a cheeky comment about this horse missing it’s knight, but we’re not giving up our blog for the comedy circuit. We have an email from someone who has a beautifully scrimshawed horse on a pendant purchased in

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Mystery Artist #15 – “FJ” Pendant

Mystery Artist #15 has created what a pendant of what appears to be a piece of kelp floating under water, holding firmly to a rock on the bottom of the ocean.  The kelp motif would be known to any scuba

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Mystery Artist #14 Scrimshaw Pistol Grips of a Falcon

    We’ve received several inquiries looking for artists who have created scrimshaw, and we’ll be posting them here over the next several days.  Our first one is a set of pistol grips signed “R. Heinrich”. One side is a

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Mystery Artist #6 – Artist Possibly Found?

We have had a couple of responses regarding “Mystery Artist #6″ with the signature “Mateus”.  Two different people have responded one mentioning that the work was by her father, the other is in the process of showing her grandfather a

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Mystery Artist 13 “LS” “LLR” or “LLB”? Train on a Sperm Whale Tooth

A new mystery artist with the initials “LS LLR or LLB” as far as we can make out has surfaced and we hope someone has more information about them for the owner of this beautiful work of art. The high-res images

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Mystery Artist #12 – CONFIRMED PL = Peter LaJoie?

Al Doucette, former owner of the Whale’s Tale in New Bedford, MA has confirmed the artist as Peter LaJoie  Thank you Al, the owner will be real pleased! had done some research online and the only scrimshander I can find with

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Mystery Artist #11 – Tiger Ring with initials HM or HN

Bought in Indiana in the early 1980′s, this piece is inset in a ring.  The colorized tiger is scribed on a white substance that was said to be mammoth ivory. Inside of the ring is stamped “Sterling”. Note: While most

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Mystery Artist #10 – Initials MN, Eagle Head on Antler

Nicely made bolo tie with a rustic looking eagle head.  Cross-hatched and somewhat rough, this scrimshaw bolo has a nice antique look to it.  The crazing in the upper left is typical of many bone and antler pieces as is

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