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Desk set mid 19th century QVM Collection Tasmania

Desk set mid 19th century QVM Collection Tasmania

Whalebone desk set and pen rest, mid 19th century

Whalebone desk set and pen rest, mid 19th century

Desk set of sperm whale teeth on mahogany base. Perhaps 20th century

Desk set of sperm whale teeth on mahogany base. Perhaps 20th century

Whalebone carving of two Beluga whales

Whalebone carving of two Beluga whales

heavy whalebone club. sennit fibre wrist strap 24" long

heavy whalebone club. sennit fibre wrist strap 24" long

Pan bone scrimshaw showing a ship in full sail. 12" X 8 "

Pan bone scrimshaw showing a ship in full sail. 12" X 8 "

Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday! I've been tagged by a few sweet friends today and I'm riding in the car on my way to go to lunch and do a little shopping so I wanted to go ahead and share while I have a little time.  Thanks so much Debbie @seaside_cottage_couture and Nicki @theurbandoor for asking #widn!   Becca @beccalevie of #theshabbysisters asked me to share letters and lanterns for #shabulous (hosts tagged left) and Sarah @thebelmontranch asked me to share for #saturdaylant...

Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday! I've been tagged by a few sweet friends today and I'm riding in the car on my way to go to lunch and do a little shopping so I wanted to go ahead and share while I have a little time. Thanks so much Debbie @seaside_cottage_couture and Nicki @theurbandoor for asking #widn! Becca @beccalevie of #theshabbysisters asked me to share letters and lanterns for #shabulous (hosts tagged left) and Sarah @thebelmontranch asked me to share for #saturdaylant...

whale tooth scrimshaw. Scrimshaw is a form of folk art practiced by whalemen in the 19th and early 20th centuries. They engraved images on ivory, whalebone, whale teeth, wood and shells, and carved items of bone and exotic woods.

whale tooth scrimshaw. Scrimshaw is a form of folk art practiced by whalemen in the 19th and early 20th centuries. They engraved images on ivory, whalebone, whale teeth, wood and shells, and carved items of bone and exotic woods.