Scrimshaw Mystery Artist # 4 – Tree Motif, West Coast

I went slack jawed when I saw this (and that’s not my usual response to a piece of scrimshaw!) – this beautiful piece was purchased in Tonopa Nevada at a liquor store between 1977-1980. The seller had said the piece originated in Alaska.

The bracelet appears to be sterling silver with the initials AL PL EE 60 on the back.  I’ll see if the owner can get a clear picture of the initials as well.  The owner is looking for any history or information about the artist.  Do you have any information on the artist?  We’d love to hear from you!  Simply add a comment below if you have any information that can you feel can help.

Scrimshaw Mystery – Artist Known!

Scrimshaw of a ship in full sail in a bottle

Scrimshaw of a ship in full sail in a bottleWe know the artist who created this piece – we just wonder if you know how he did it!  Charles Long is an artist with a sense of humor, to be sure.  Somehow, he got this scrimshaw into a bottle, and no – we’re not talking scrimshaw beer!  Guess if you can, and we’ll let you know in a month or two how he managed this imaginative piece of artwork.