JMC Beaker

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JMC Beaker

£295.00

Detailed fox hunting country scene which includes men on horseback, a pack of dogs, fox, cottages, trees, shrubs, and landscape with country fences.

Description

A lovely example of a late- 19th century scrimshaw beaker, With JMC etched motif that completes this wonderful piece of folk art.

Scrimshaw is scrollwork, engravings, and carvings done in bone or ivory. Typically, it refers to the artwork created by whalers, engraved on the by-products of whales, such as bones or cartilage. It is mostly made from the bone and teeth of sperm whales, the baleen of other whales, and the tusks of walrus. It takes the form of elaborate engravings in the form of pictures and lettering on the surface of the bone or tooth, with the engraving highlighted using a pigment, or, less often, small sculptures made from the same material. However, the latter really fall into the categories of ivory carving, for all carved teeth and tusks, or bone carving. The making of scrimshaw probably began on whaling ships in the late 18th century and survived until the ban on commercial whaling. The practice survives as a hobby and as a trade for commercial artisans. A maker of scrimshaw is known as a scrimshander. The word first appeared in print in the early 19th century, but the etymology is uncertain.

Size in inches: H 4.5” x W 3” x D 2.8”

Origin: English

Period: late – 19th Century

Material: Horn

Item Condition

Completely solid in structure and form, worn, weathered, showing a lovely natural aged patina in sections. Its exceedingly difficult to photograph all the areas in this piece, therefore we strongly suggest reviewing all the photos provided as part of this advert and propose questions where sections are unclear to avoid disappointment.

Postage

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