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Scrimshaw Bodkin with Multi-Color Decoration
Great example of a 19th-C. sailor-made bodkin cut from a whale’s tooth and decorated with red and black “dots.” I believe the red color is sealing wax and the black may be silver wire (uncertain). Condition very good, with age-caused warping of shaft. Measures 4-1/2 inches.
INVENTORY #1177   

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