Eskimo Srimshawed Pointing Finger on Ivory
This is a piece for someone with a sense of humor and a taste for the unusual. The scrimshaw is of a hand pointing left with the index finger with a horizontal border of circle and dot elements. The ivory has three wide holes running through it and had been part of an early 20th C cribbage board that folded and had various critters attached to it. The board was quite large and hinged to fold but was broken and several of the figures or other items were missing when I bought it, It was a great and unusual piece but I haven't found a picture of a similar one to even know what was missing.
H. 1"; W. almost 1 3/4"