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Vintage Hand Made Engraved Scrimshaw Coffin With Articulated Skeleton Inside For Sale
VINTAGE HAND MADE Engraved SCRIMSHAW
with Articulated SKELETON Inside
I have been a dealer of
antiques for over 30 years and am now starting to sell items from my personal
collection I couldn’t resist this
incredibly detailed coffin with an
articulated skeleton inside. The coffin
has a wonderful engraving of whalers in stormy seas fighting off a huge sperm whale. The coffin is nicely made with “nails” made
of the same material. The extraordinarily
detailed skeleton found in the coffin is articulated so it moves every which
way. We had fun photographing it to show
you its flexibility. The underside of
the coffin is marked “In Memory of Ben Huggins 1st Mate Ship Lovely
Matilda of Philadelphia. Died Whaling off Newfoundland 3rd Sept
1825”. I am not an expert about
scrimshaw and know nothing about when it was made other than that I purchased it
from an antiques dealer many years ago.
The material from which it is made appears to be natural as it has
uneven markings throughout. It appears
to have been hand made. Don’t miss the
opportunity to own this conversation piece.
No dents, breaks, cracks or repairs.
DATE/MARKS: Unknown history; marked (see description above)
DIMENSIONS: 4 5/8 inches x 1.75 inches x 1 inch high
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Vintage Hand Made Engraved Scrimshaw Coffin With Articulated Skeleton Inside : $198