Offering a stunning, scrimshaw ivory necklace mounted in heavy sterling.
This necklace was purchased in the 1980's on a trip to Anchorage Alaska, and I don't know whether the ivory is walrus tooth or mammoth.
The carved picture is of an elk in the wild, and it has been signed by the Eskimo artist with a symbol (shown in photo) instead of a written name. The two separately mounted pieces on each side, have such beautiful swirls and patina they have been left uncarved.
The silver is not marked but has been tested and is sterling. The workmanship here is also exquisite with much traditional beading, twisted rope and scrolled frame. The silver links on the chain are the largest I've seen on a necklace of this type.
The weight of this necklace is over 63 grams.
The length of the necklace around is 17".
The width of the center cameo, including silver frame is 2 1/2" at the widest point.
The width of the side cameos, including frame, is 1 3/4".
Item ID: RL 01133
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