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Inuit, Eskimo and Bone Jewelry
Signed R Wongitillin Carved Narwhal Tusk Orca Brooch: This lovely and graceful carved narwhal tusk orca brooch was made by Inuit artist R. Wongitillin. The carving is lifelike and the use of the natural gradation in the material define his dead and tail. Although I searched, I was able to find exquisite carvings from this artist, but no jewelry. The orca is a very nice size, measuring 3 3/8 by 1 1/8". The pin stem has a bend but still closes securely. The brooch is signed R Wingitillin.
Vintage Alaskan Inuit Walrus Tusk Scrimshaw Panel Stretch Bracelet: This gorgeous Alaskan bracelet from the Inuit Indians is crafted from walrus tusk. Each panel depicts a different scrimshaw scene as follows: A Dall sheep, a Native ice fishing, a caribou, a polar bear. a mountain scene with "Alaska", a native in canoe and two panels left natural. Each panel is separated with beads. This is a stretch bracelet and will easily fit a small to medium wrist. This is a lovely piece of Alaskan Inuit art!
Vintage Tribal Hand Faceted Chunky Bone and Brass Necklace: This fabulous vintage bone necklace is huge and chunky, featuring large hand faceted bone beads alternating with bone disks and brass end caps and accents. A bit barbaric, a bit fun, wear this to accent any tribal look. At 24" it is perfect for layering. The longest bead in the center of the necklace is a whopping 2" long! The vintage brass screw clasp holds securely.
Long Vintage Carved Bone Floral Necklace: This gorgeous vintage carved bone necklace features a large, ornate medallion of open work flowers, vines and leaves. The medallion measures 2 1/4 by 1 7/8". The medallion depends from a necklace of carved round and oblong bone beads, the round measuring 6mm and the long measuring 28mm long by 6mm wide. The carved clasp screws closed and works perfectly. The bead necklace measures just under 29' long. Excellent condition with a wonderful creamy patina to the bone.
Vintage Walrus Tusk Tooth Billiken Earrings: The charming vintage 1940's Billiken earrings will bring you loads of good luck! Carved from a walrus tooth, they are highlighted with black detailing on gold plated screw back earrings. Although I had a hard time getting a good picture of the back, you can clearly see the osteodentine running down the center. The Billikens each measure 1 1/8 to slighty over 1/4" wide. They hang from gold plated screwback earrings which work fine.
Scrimshaw Sterling and 14kt Horse Head Pendant: This is an original artisan piece created in our studio. The whale's tooth horse head scrimshaw is set in a bezel of sterling silver, and accented by a 14kt gold twisted rope. The large sterling bail has a nugget texture and an opening big enough to accept most chains or leather cords. A unique one of a kind piece you will be proud to own !