scrimshaw art with initials J.A.
I have a tooth(material unknown) with a scene of 3 sailors moving a canon into firing position, on the other side is a picture of Napoleon. Origin, worth? Thanks, Pete Griffin
what is my scrimshawed whals toothe by J.A. valued at?
I have a whales toothe scrimshawed with the depiction of a very large ship. The ship has two American flags on the top of it and on at the bottom floor in the back of the ship. The ship has smoke stacks and a large wheel on the bottom middle of the ship. The initials J.A. are on this side of the toothe.
The other side of the toothe has a depiction of a large house with other small houses/tree beside it. There is a river in front of the houses. In the river, there appears to be a man in a small boat using a long stick to navigate it. There are also people in 1800 period clothing visible walking along a long deck that leads to the river.
Any information you could provide me on the piece would be greatly appreciated. Thanks You!
I see John Otis Adams lived from 1851-1927. Were there some of his copies of scrimshaw that were made on actual bone, tooth, or ivory? The reason I ask is because one source I have accessed said that his pieces were made out of environmentally friendly man-made material, and I cant believe that during his lifetime 'environmentally friendly man-made material' was an issue, or possible because of the lack of testing equipment to verify it was safe. One specific piece in question is the 'Napoleon scrimshaw man-made material tooth' dated 1815, and signed J.A.
Scrimshaw marble game board
Bought an ivory marble solitaire game board with black marbles at a flea market. Have done the hot needle test and it passed. There are 4 etchings, a serpent, a globe with e pluribus unum, etc. The base is covered with felt. There is no name on this. Any ideas??
Ebay recently had a posting from England for the very same games board and listed it as "faux". Attached photos,indeed, showed the same item I have. It included the same cracks, etchings, etc., as the item discussed in this web-site.
Discussion Board John Otis Adams
Discussions entry: Should this comment be placed with items for John Wolcott Adams?
scrimshaw, marble game, john adams
See Gina's description of this item. We have the same game but need further details to determine what next to do about it. Please provide further info. Thank you.
i also have a piece signed J.A. it also depicts a small store with the name john adams.it is a turtle shell.it appers to be from the mid 1800s it has slaves ,ship,presidents,riverboat,eagle.any info would be mutch appreciated. thanks,pat
john adams scrimshaw
I also have chinese chequers game such as that described by Gina 30/3/06.
Does anyone have any information on these?
I have a beautiful ivory or bone carving of an African bush scene depicting many different creatures. Some are obvious but many, such as the spiders, snails & snake are hidden and hard to find. Just as they would be in the real bush!
Doe's anyone have any info on the carver John Adams who's name is carved into the bottom right hand corner of this piece?
ivory scrimshaw board game
I have this scrimshaw board game with metalic marbles. The name engraved on the top is John Adams. I have no idea what it is and was wondering if anyone could assist me in finding out. I do have pictures of it.
ivory game with scrimshaw by john adams
recently found a marble game carved out of ivory i believe. no date but has a signed name of john adams.there is a dragon, mariner carving,winged serpent dragon carving,and a very intricate carving of a world globe w/cross and epluribus umum on it. about 9' in diameter.the game resembles chinese checkers of some sort. am interested in any information if anyone knows of this artist.it is extremely intricately carved. thank you.