Not sure if this is a tusk tip or a whale tooth, hope to get a picture of the base. My teacher Eduardo Brum would often sign his work with a single letter B as well, though it doesn’t give us much to go on. Purchased from an antique shop on Galveston Island Texas.
Carvings in ivory and bone are also considered scrimshaw, and these are a perfect example. Mark W. in Florida writes:
“I have attached three photos of a tie clasp and cuff-link set with the signiture W.E.S. or perhaps W.E. Sr.. Would appreciate help is identifying who it is. Thanks. Mark W”
These are beautiful pieces, the whale cuff links took patience to carve so small as well as a steady hand to attach them with those tiny screws. Anyone know a scrimshaw artist with the initials W.E.S. that may have carved these or any information? We’d love to know. Add your comments to the section below, Mark and I will be happy to know more about them.
Expertly crafted scrimshaw butterfly on diminutive oval cabochon. Initials GH on the back. Owner would like to know more about the artist and the piece. Feel free To comment in the section below.
Charles Long bottled his own scrimshaw – literally! This is how it was done:
“ Faux Bone becomes flexible for about 25 seconds when heated. That’s howlong you have to roll it up, stuff it, and try to flatten it out inside the bottle.