The owner of a ring purchased in the Mystic Seaport area between 1974-1978 with the signature of JON is looking for information about the artist:
“I purchased a pendant and ring at/near Mystic Seaport between 1975-1978 directly from the artist. Can you help identify? … his first name is “Jon” and he told me it was elephant tusk material at the time because whale bone was outlawed.”
A nicely made scrimshaw, the signature is quite clear.
Anyone know the artist? Renee would really like to know more information about them and the artwork.
Respond in the comments below if you have any information, and thank you for looking!
Found! – Bill Feeney was a big help, having some of his paintings. “Jon Medeiros” is the artist, as more information comes in, I will update this post.
From Jenae – We don’t know much about “MWB” – they created this beautiful art nouveau jewelry in 1989, and that it appears to be held in a sterling silver frame. Another beautiful piece, the owner would appreciate any information about the artist anyone may have. Thanks! Read the comment below to find out more!
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.
We 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.