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Contemporary Scrimshaw

$ 25.00


Item: RBK-SC30497



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by Eva Halat

Scrimshaw is an ancient technique of stippling or scratching fossil ivory, horn or bone. Its history is rooted in the traditional art of whaling men of the 18th and 19th centuries, but it has developed as a recognized art form. Today, fine scrimshaw miniatures adorn handcrafted knives, jewelry, billiard cues, cigarette lighters and many other objects. With over 700 photos, this book presents a history of scrimshaw, provides instruction on carving and creating beautiful scrimshaw pieces, and displays a gallery of 45 international artists including Gaetan Beauchamp, Linda Karnst and Sandra Brady. This unique book is a great reference for artists, collectors, or anyone interested in scrimshaw in any form. It is truly a beautiful book.

Hardcover. 240 pages. 318 color and 390 black and white photographs. Measures 8-1/2" x 11".

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