Scrimshawed Fish Handle Letter Opener

This is a wonderful scrimshawed letter opener with a mystery. The blade has scrimshaw on both sides with an Eskimo on a sled and two large huskies on one side and a seal and a cache on the other. It is the fish that carries the mystery. "Marie" is scrimshawed on one side and "Quartz Creek Mission March 16 1904" on the other. Who is Marie? And where is Quartz Creek Mission" and what does March 16, 1904 signify? What a fun piece to own!

L. 7 ½"

Sold #8478

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