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TABLE OF CONTENTS:  ALASKA

Page 1 (You are on page 1, scroll down to view):

CARVINGS FOR SALE: Alaskan ivory & bone carvings: Antler, Baleen, Bear, Billiken, Bird, Bolos, Claw, Cribbage board, Doll, Figurines, Letter Openers, Mammoth, Masks, Moose, Necklaces, Pendants, Oosiks, Ostrich egg

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Page 2  Otter, Ox, Pins, Ram (Dall sheep), Seal, Shaman, Sleds, Shark, Ship, Teeth, Totem, Vase, Walrus, Walrus whisker earrings & toothpicks, Walrus head tusk mounts, Whale

Page 3  CARVINGS FOR SALE: Doug Smith Collection

Page 4  ALASKAN ITEMS & ARTIFACTS FOR SALE: 

Trans-Alaska Pipeline wall pieces, ALASKA NATIVE Eskimo Yupik ARTIFACTS: Pendants, Clubs, Utensils, Adz & Hearth for Bow drill, Bow drill, Ice tester, Ice pick, Sewing needles, Thread bobbin, Fish hooks & lures, Body armor, Sled runners, Net sinkers, Ice shoe grips, Effigies, Nails, Awls (Punches), Pointed Tool

Page 5  ALASKA NATIVE ESKIMO ARTIFACTS FOR SALE:  (Continued) Scrapers, Harpoon heads, Whale harpoon heads, projectile points, spear points, Other Tools (Adz, knives, hammer head, shaft straightener, skin hide creaser, handles, root digger mosquito squasher, hair comb, kayak parts, book

Page 6  TRAVEL PHOTOS Barrow, Alaska October 5-10 2007 and October 10-21, 2006 trip

Page 7  TRAVEL PHOTOS Barrow, Alaska (July 2-3, 2006)

 Page 8    TRAVEL PHOTOS Alaska (June 21-July 8, 2006 first half of trip)

Page 9  TRAVEL PHOTOS Alaska (June 21-July 8, 2006 second half of trip)

 Page 10  Carvings of Mark McFarland , Alaskan artist in Fossil walrus ivory and serpentine stone

 

ALASKAN NATIVE ESKIMO CARVINGS

FOR SALE

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Ivory and bone carvings of animals and Eskimo activities.  This category is close to our heart, you will see this page changing constantly, now that we have opened up this avenue to share.

This is Genuine Native Alaskan art work, well documented, so your collectible retains as much provenance as we can provide.  They are a result of strictly regulated legal hunting of these animals by subsistence Native Eskimo people who carve them for re-sale for their livelihood.

Items are hand made by Native Barrow Eskimo (Inuit/Inupiat) or Native St. Lawrence Island Eskimo (Siberian Yupik).

No shipping outside the U.S. of these items due to the Marine Mammal Act regulations.

 

ABOUT ST. LAWRENCE ISLAND, Alaska

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Though we have not visited this island (yet), many of the carvings we purchased were made by Alaskan Natives from this island off the coast of Alaska (from the towns of Gambell and Savoonga).  Here are photographs to share what life is like there.

  

Being a subsistence people, they hunt whales, walrus and seals to survive, and use as much of the animals as possible (eating, making something functional, or making art work to keep or sell).  No one must touch these bones except the Native Alaskans if/when they are ready to make use of them.  Also, any animal they hunt is highly respected even after death, from the way the meat is stored to what happens to the bones.  These whale bones are aged & appear ready to use for carving or structural supports:

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This whale backbone will be aged for some time so the oil leaches out of it, and animals will continue to clean the meat from it, before it is ready to use:

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    Homes are utilitarian on the outside (it's the inside that counts), and remember there's snow covering everything for 10 months of the year, and very harsh conditions).  You will also note what they are using for underpinning on this house - whale skulls and backbone vertebrae.

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  These whale ribs are used as sentinels to guide the Native Alaskans back to the right part of the shore from their hunting trips.  As the island is flat with no trees, this is how they navigate.  Each bone is unique and recognizable to a particular part of the island.

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ANTLER CARVINGS

Okay, we start out with Non-Native work, these are by an Alaskan artist, Doug Albricht

 

AK-ANTLER-1

Eagle ceiling or wall hanging

Created by Doug Albricht, signed; carved from fallow deer antler

18" long x 9" tall x 7" deep

Weight 2 pounds

$365 SOLD

 

 

AK-ANTLER-2

Eagle theme, antler on base

Signed Doug Albricht  (Alaska)

Carved from Caribou antler shovel

11" tall x 10-1/2" wide x 3-1/2" deep

Weight 1 pound 1 oz.

$245 SOLD

 

BALEEN Fronds from BOWHEAD WHALE

From BARROW, ALASKA unless otherwise marked

What is baleen?  Fronds of baleen hang down inside the whale's mouth, the hairs on it catch plankton that it eats.  Baleen is made of keratin (the same material as our fingernails but much thicker).  It can be cut, polished and etched by Native Eskimo people into beautiful art work

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AK-BALEEN-1

Exceptional detail, geometric design; By Perry Nasuk Matumeak; 10" wide x 4-3/4" tall

 $185

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AK-BALEEN-2

Exceptional detail, geometric design; By Perry Nasuk Matumeak; 5" wide x 7" tall

 $185

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Exceptional detail, geometric design; By Perry Nasuk Matumeak; 8" wide x 5" tall

 $185

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AK-BALEEN-4

Exceptional detail, geometric design; By Perry Nasuk Matumeak; 10-3/4" wide x 3-1/2" tall

 $185

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AK-BALEEN-5

Exceptional detail, geometric design; By Perry Nasuk Matumeak; 11-1/4" wide x 3-3/4" tall

 $185

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AK-BALEEN-6

"Eskimo Whaling" etching by Alec Okakok, Barrow AK; 13-1/2" long x 5-1/2" tall; Eskimo spring whaling scene when they still use the skin boat.  Midnight sun shows when we hunt the whale

$190

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AK-BALEEN-7

Eskimo hunter with spear meets a huge polar bear, etching by Alec Okakok, Barrow AK; measures 10-1/2" wide x 4-1/2" tall

$160  SOLD

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AK-BALEEN-8

Etching of 2 wolf cubs, 13-1/2" long x 3-1/2" widest, signed JH

$125  SOLD

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AK-BALEEN-9

Rare golden baleen, walrus etching, 5-1/2" long x 4-1/2" tall, signed JH

$105 SOLD

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AK-BALEEN-10

Waving Eskimo outside igloo, food cache to the right; 20" long x 2" high, signed John Teedseak

$160  SOLD

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AK-BALEEN-11

Natural baleen end with hairlike ends; measures 13-1/2" long x 5-3/4" widest; signed by W.A., Barrow AK, 2007"  (for Whitlam Adams)  SOLD

 

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#AK-BALEEN-12

Baleen basket made with thin strips of polished bowhead whale baleen.  Measures 2-1/4 diameter x 2-7/8" to top of whale tail finial.  Signed by Jerry Hawley.

Though small, baleen baskets are very dear in price as a specialty item from the Native Eskimo people.

(display only, not for sale; current value $600)

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#AK-BALEEN-13

RARE BALEEN BOX

Have you ever seen one?  Neither had we, until our trip to Barrow Alaska where we met Whitlam Adams and bought the only 2 he had.

Made with bowhead whale baleen by Whitlam Adams, Barrow Alaska.  Walrus ivory bear finial on top by Genelle Patkotak Okpeaha.  Design is tapered wider at the bottom.  Felt lined and bottom; brass hinges & latch.  Measures 4-1/2" long x 3-1/4" wide x 3-1/4" tall; finial is 1-3/8" tall x 2-1/4" long.

Display only, this is Heidi's treasure; Value: $950+

 

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#AK-BALEEN-14

Made with bowhead whale baleen by Whitlam Adams, Barrow Alaska.  Bear finial on top (walrus ivory) by Genelle Patkotak Okpeaha. .  Design is tapered wider at the bottom.  Green felt lined and bottom; brass hinges & latch.  Measures 3-3/4" tall x 3-1/2" wide x 3-1/2" deep.  Tail measures 1-3/4" tall x 1-1/8" wide x 1-3/4" long

Display only, Heidi's other treasure.  Value:  $1075+

 

BEAR

Signatures where indicated

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AK-BEAR-1

Bear with fish, and bear, iceberg, on fossil bone

$345

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AK-BEAR-2

Bear is walrus ivory; iceberg & base are woolly  mammoth ivory; 2-3/8" long x 2-1/8" wide x 1-7/8" tall (bear is 1-3/8" tall), not signed

$78sold

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AK-BEAR-3

Bear is walrus ivory, base is whale fossil vertebrae disk; 3" long x 2-3/8" wide x 2" tall (bear is 2-3/4" long), artist Genelle Patkotak Okpeaha, not signed;

$225sold

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AK-BEAR-4

Bear in walrus ivory is 1-3/8" tall x 3/4" wide, artist Genelle Patkotak Okpeaha, signed G.O.; baleen eyes & nose

$90sold

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AK-BEAR-5

Bear is walrus ivory, 1-1/2" long x 1" tall x 5/8" wide on 24" goldtone necklace, by Genelle Patkotak Okpeaha, not signed;

$75

SOLD

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AK-BEAR-6

Walrus ivory, 1-1/8" tall x 5/8" wide, by Genelle Patkotak Okpeaha, signed "GO"; baleen eyes & nose

$75

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AK-BEAR-7

Fossil whale bone of bear on its side, signed by Julian Seppilu, is 9" long x 5-1/2" tall x 4-7/8" wide

$475

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AK-BEAR-8

Fossil whale bone  of mother bear and 2 cubs on her back, signed by Uglowook, Gambell, it is 7" long x 4-5/8" tall x 5" wide

$575

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AK-BEAR-9

Fossil whale bone of standing bear (6-1/4" long x 3-1/4" tall x 3-1/4" wide), signed by Uglowook, Gambell  

$375

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AK-BEAR-10

Fossil whale bone of standing bear (6-7/8" long x 4-1/2" tall x 4" wide), by Uglowook, Gambell

$390

SOLD

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Walrus ivory walking bear with fish on slice of ivory (1-15/16" long x 1-1/8" tall x 1-1/16" across), by Leonard Savage, Holy Cross Alaska, on the shores of the Yukon River, an Athabascan tribal artist

$155

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AK-BEAR-15

Walrus ivory walking bear with fish on slice of ivory (2" long x 1-3/16" tall x 1-1/16" across), by Leonard Savage, Holy Cross Alaska, on the shores of the Yukon River, an Athabascan tribal artist

$155

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AK-BEAR-16

Walrus ivory walking bear with fish on slice of ivory (2" long x 1-3/16" tall x 1-1/16" across), by Leonard Savage, Holy Cross Alaska, on the shores of the Yukon River, an Athabascan tribal artist

$155

 

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AK-BEAR-17

Detailed Large Bear in walrus ivory standing, on fossil whale rib base.  Not signed.  Nose, mouth and claws are black ink.  Rib base measures 9-3/4" long x 2-3/4" wide x 1" tall.  Bear itself is 6" tall x 2" wide x 2-1/2" deep

$1300



AK-BEAR-19

Tiny simple polar bear, walrus ivory, on walrus ivory base, Bear itself measures 7/8” long x 1/2” tall; base is 1” long x 5/8” wide x 1/4” thick, Artist Leonard Savage (no signature)

$49


AK-BEAR-20

Tiny simple polar bear, walrus ivory, on walrus ivory base, Bear itself measures 7/8” long x 1/2” tall, base is 1-1/8” long x 5/8” wide x 1/4” thick, Artist Leonard Savage (no signature)

$49


AK-BEAR-21

Walking polar bear, nose to ground, in walrus ivory, Great texture/detailed bear, Measures 2” long x 3/4” tall x 5/8” widest, by Artist Robert Tungiyan (not signed)

$180


AK-BEAR-22

Walrus ivory walking bear with fish on slice of ivory, (2” long x 1-1/8” wide x 1-1/8” tall), By Leonard Savage (Holy Cross, AK), on the shores of the Yukon River, an Athabascan artist

$155
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Grizzly bear COLORED scrimshaw on chunk of mammoth tusk, on wood base. Ivory measures 2-3/8" long x 1-3/4" wide x 1-7/8" tall; Wood base is 3" diameter.  No signature

$260

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#AK-BEAR-24

Small Whale ear bone with mama and 2 baby bears inside & on top, on base of whale baleen.  Earbone measures 3-1/2" long x 2-1/4" wide x 2-5/8" tall.  With base 2-7/8" tall.  Arnold Gologrogen, Savoonga

$840

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#AK-BEAR-25

DETAILED Fighting Ferocious polar bear (walrus ivory). On base of slice of walrus oosik.  Measures 3-1/4" tall x 1-1/2" deep x 3" wide. By Cecil Seppilu

$960

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#AK-BEAR-26

Solid Walrus ivory tip scrimmed with polar bear head on one side. Flat on bottom. Measures 5-1/4" tall x 1-1/2" wide x 1-1/2" thick.  Alvin Aningaou

$525 SOLD-Chris

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#AK-BEAR-27

Bear carved of fossil whale bone measures 8-1/2" long x 2" wide x 4" tall.  Signed on stomach "WOWI".  Note claws, nose & eyes are whale baleen, a great detail.

$425

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Polar bear walking (walrus ivory) (good detail), on slice of walrus oosik.  Measures 3-1/16" long x 1-1/4" wide x 1-3/4" tall.  By Tommy Coates, Barrow Alaska October '07; Value: $700

NOT FOR SALE

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#AK-BEAR-29

Fossil Walrus tusk, with a line of 6 graduated sizes of polar bears. This is from our friend Simeon Patkotak Sr. in Barrow Alaska, his daughter Genelle does the polar bears. This is dear to us.  Measures 16" long x 1-3/4" wide x 3/4" thick; bears measure 2-9/16", 2-1/8", 2", 1-7/8", 1-3/4" and 1-3/8" 

$1600

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DETAILED Polar bear laying down (walrus ivory); by Uglowook. Measures 2-3/4" long x 1-1/4" wide x 1" tall.  Signed Pelowook

$315

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9/4/10  Glenn, posing with our newest addition, 

HUGE Polar Bear Mittens 

from the hands of a Native Inupiat Lucy Leavitt in Barrow, Alaska.  Elk leather palms, and wolverine fur inner edging.  Last photo, Glenn is wearing a beaver cap from friend Doug who used to live in Alaska.  Display only.

 

BILLIKEN

Originally an idea from Missouri, this is a good luck charm adopted by the Eskimo and many other cultures including Asia.  Sometimes shown with elf ears.  Often sold as a souvenir.

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AK-BIL-1

Made of fossil stellar sea cow bone.  Measures 3" tall x 1" wide x 3/4" thick

Glenn loves his billikens.  

$245

 SEE BILLIKEN  IN THE NECKLACES - PENDANTS SECTION BELOW

 

BIRD
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AK-BIRD-1

Bald eagle scrimshaw on fossil walrus tooth, secured to wood base.  Measures 2-1/2" long x 1/2" thick x 1-1/2" tall including base

$120

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AK-BIRD-3

Fossil walrus ivory tooth Eagle is 2" tall x 3/4" wide, not signed. (Jim Bell, an Alaskan artist)

$120  SOLD

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AK-BIRD-5

Walrus Ivory Murre bird (1-1/4" long x 3/4" tall) on nest of ivory eggs on rookery (fossil partial walrus skull bone material), is 4" tall x 2-3/8" wide x 1-1/2" deep, by Elton Seipilu, Savoonga

$145

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AK-BIRD-6

Walrus Ivory Murre bird (1-3/4" long x 7/8" tall) on nest of ivory eggs on rookery (fossil walrus partial skull bone material), is 4-3/4" long x 6-3/4" tall x 5" deep, by Elton Seipilu, Savoonga

$185

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AK-BIRD-7

Walrus Ivory Murre bird (1-5/8" long x 7/8" tall), full item is 5-5/8" long x 4-5/8" wide x 4-3/8" tall on nest of ivory eggs on rookery (fossil partial walrus skull bone material), by Elton Seipilu, Savoonga

$185

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Walrus Ivory Murre bird (1-5/8" long x 1-3/8" tall) on nest of ivory eggs on rookery (fossil walrus partial skull bone material), is 4-1/2" long x 4-3/4" tall x 2-5/8" deep, by Elton Seipilu, Savoonga

$185

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Cormorant (2-7/8" tall x 1/2" thick) in walrus ivory on 3/4" fossil bone perch, signed by Byron Kaningook, Gambell

$125 sold

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Cormorant (1-1/4" tall x 1/2" wide) in walrus ivory, signed by Gordon Ooseuaseuk, Gambell

$110

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Cormorant (3-5/8" tall x 5/8" wide) in fossil walrus ivory, baleen eyes, on fossil bone perch 1" tall, signed by Byron Kaningook,

$165

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Songbird in walrus ivory, baleen eyes & fossil ivory beak, 3-1/4" long x 7/8" tall x 1" wide, signed by Aaron Oseuk, Gambell

$200  SOLD

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AK-BIRD-13

Puffin in Walrus ivory, baleen eyes, 1-1/8" long x 1-1/8" tall x 5/8" wide, signed by Robert Apatiki, Gambell

$85 sold

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AK-BIRD-14

Two puffins (1-3/8" x 1/2" and 1" x 5/8") (walrus ivory, baleen eyes) on baleen base (2-3/8" wide x 2-1/8" long), signed by Herman Toolie, Savoonga

$145

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AK-BIRD-15

Tern in fossil whale bone with baleen eyes and 1-1/8" long beak, 3" long x 1" wide x 1-1/8" tall, signed by Douglas Henry, Gambell

$95 sold

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AK-BIRD-16

Tern in fossil whale bone with baleen eyes and 1-1/8" long beak, 3-1/8" long x 1-1/8" wide x 1-1/8" tall, signed by Douglas Henry, Gambell

$95  sold

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AK-BIRD-17

Raptor, wings out, in walrus ivory, baleen & fossil ivory eyes (5-1/8" wingspan x 1-7/8" long x 1/2" tall), on textured ivory base (2" long x 3/8" wide), signed by Charles Slwooko, Gambell

$165

 

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AK-BIRD-19

Snowy owl in walrus ivory, baleen & fossil ivory eyes, 1-1/16" deep x 1-1/2" tall x 3/4" wide, signed by Kevin Oosevaseuk, Gambell

$95  SOLD

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AK-BIRD-20

Snowy owl in walrus ivory, baleen & fossil ivory eyes, 1-1/4" wide x 1-7/8" tall x 7/8" deep, signed by Kevin Oosevaseuk, Gambell

$165  SOLD

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$185 SOLD

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AK-BIRD-22  WALL HANGING Fossil whale vertebrae carving of a puffin head, by Alaskan carver W. Andy; measures 10" out from wall x 7" wide.

$475

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AK-BIRD-23

Walrus ivory Murre bird on on nests of ivory eggs on rookery (fossil partial walrus skull bone material), by Elton Seipilu, Savoonga (but not signed); 5-1/2" tall x 4" wide x 5-1/2" deep; bird is 1-1/2" long

$185

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AK-BIRD-24

Walrus ivory Murre bird on nest of ivory eggs on rookery (fossil partial walrus skull bone material), by Elton Seipilu, Savoonga (Signed E. Seppilu); 6" tall x 4-1/2" wide x 5-1/2" deep; bird is 2-1/8" long

$210

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AK-BIRD-25  A PREMIER PIECE!!

Five Walrus ivory Murre birds on rookery of fossil walrus tail bone, on base of ooseva (fossil walrus vertebrae disk), by Jr. Slwooko, Gambell); not signed; measures overall 9" tall x 6" wide x 5" deep; base is 8" diameter x 1"

$2,450

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AK-BIRD-26  LARGE Horned Puffin (hand painted walrus ivory; superb feather texture); Signed by Quentin Oseuk; 4-1/4" tall x 1" wide x 1-1/2" deep

$375

 

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AK-BIRD-27

Horned Puffin (hand painted walrus ivory), Signed by Quentin Oseuk; 2-5/8" tall x 7/8" wide x 1-1/4" deep

$245

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AK-BIRD-28

Horned Puffin (hand painted walrus ivory), Signed by Quentin Oseuk; 2" tall x 3/4" wide x 1" deep

$180  SOLD

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AK-BIRD-29

Horned Puffin (hand painted walrus ivory), Signed by Quentin Oseuk; 1-3/8" tall x 5/8" wide x 3/4" deep

$125  SOLD

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AK-BIRD-30

HILARIOUS Tufted Puffin (hand painted walrus ivory; polar bear hair), Signed by Stanley Oozeva, Gambell; 1-1/8" tall x 5/8" wide x 3/4" deep

$120

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AK-BIRD-31

Tufted Puffin,  (hand painted walrus ivory; polar bear hair) Signed by Stanley Oozeva, Gambell; 1-3/8" tall x 5/8" wide x 5/8" deep

$125

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AK-BIRD-32

Tufted Puffin,  (hand painted walrus ivory; polar bear hair) Signed by Stanley Oozeva, Gambell; 1-1/8" tall x 1/2" wide x 5/8" deep

$120

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AK-BIRD-33

Tufted Puffin,  (hand painted walrus ivory; polar bear hair) Signed by Stanley Oozeva, Gambell; 1-1/4" tall x 1/2" wide x 3/4" deep

$120

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AK-BIRD-34

Tufted Puffin,  (hand painted walrus ivory; polar bear hair) Signed SLO (Stanley Oozeva); 1-5/8" tall x 3/4" wide x 7/8" deep

$155

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AK-BIRD-35

Horned Puffin,  (hand painted walrus ivory) signed by Kevin Oosevaseuk, Gambell; 1-7/8" tall x 3/4" wide x 1" deep

$150

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AK-BIRD-36

Tufted Puffin,  (hand painted walrus ivory; polar bear fur) signed by Stanley Oozeva; 2-1/4" tall x 1-1/8" wide x 2" deep (substantial ivory)

$250

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AK-BIRD-37

Horned puffin (hand painted walrus ivory), wings out, on "rookery" nest of fossil seal vertebrae; signed M O Oosevaseuk, Gambell (Melchor); bird 2-1/4" wingspan x 1-1/4" tall, vertebrae 2-1/2" wide x 1-7/8" deep x 1-1/2" tall; overall 2-1/2" tall

$185

   

AK-BIRD-38

Ptarmigan bird
, 2-1/8" long head to tail x 7/8" wide x 1-3/4" tall, walrus ivory bird on fossil mammoth ivory base, by Alvey Shaglook

$100
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#AK-BIRD-39

Flying owl (walrus ivory), baleen stand, walrus ivory base.  Measures 2-3/8" long x 3-5/8" wide x 2-3/8" tall.  Peter Waghiyi, Savoonga

$295

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#AK-BIRD-40

Owl in brown (fossil) stellar sea cow bone, on mammoth ivory base.  Measures 3-3/8" tall x 1-7/8" wide x 1-1/8" thick.  Signed "K.O." for Kevin Oosevaseuk

$245

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#AK-BIRD-41

Scrimshaw owl on chunk of mammoth ivory, on antler slice base.  Measures 2-7/8" tall x 1-1/8" wide x 1-1/2" long.  Initials "G.V."

$95

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#AK-BIRD-42

Highly unusual item. This is a slice of ELEPHANT IVORY upon which a Horned Puffin has been beautifully scrimmed. One of Heidi’s faves.  Measures 3" diameter x 1/4" thick.  By Mark Berryman (Seattle)
Value $495

NOT FOR SALE

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#AK-BIRD-43

Fossil Walrus tusk tip with scrimshaw Owl head.  Measures 3-3/8" tall x 1-1/8" wide x 3/4" thick.  By Alvin Aningayou

$435 SOLD-Chris

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#AK-BIRD-44

Large Horned puffin in walrus ivory, hand painted.  Measures 3-3/8" tall x 1-9/16" wide x 1-3/4" thick. No signature

$225

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#AK-BIRD-45

Large Horned puffin in walrus ivory, hand painted.  Measures 4" tall x 1-7/8" wide x 2-3/4" deep.  Signed "Slwooko".

$435

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#AK-BIRD-46

Medium size Horned puffin on slice of whale bone rib base.  Measures 2-3/8" tall x 1" wide x 3-1/4" long.  Signed "JS" (Junior Slwooko).

$210

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#AK-BIRD-47

Tufted puffin (medium size) polar bear hair tuft, hand painted.  Measures 1-1/2" long x 2-1/4" tall x 1" wide.  Signed "Melchor" for Melchor Oosevaseuk.

$150

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#AK-BIRD-48

Three tiny horned puffins on a chunk of rough fossil fish jaw bone.  Measures 3-7/8" long x 1" wide x 1-1/8" tall.  Artist Kokuluk.

$120

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#AK-BIRD-49

Trumpeter swan in walrus ivory on base. This is the only swan we have in our collection. Measures 2-3/4" long x 3-1/2" wide x 1-7/8" tall.  Signed Luke Penayah.

$299

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#AK-BIRD-50

Auklet bird; walrus ivory, entirely painted. Tuft of unknown fur. Measures 3-1/4" tall x 2-1/8" long x 1-1/8" wide.  By Junior Slwooko

$420

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#AK-BIRD-51

Bird head with ornamental circle design (fossil whale bone) on whale flipper bone. Hangs on wall.  Measures 17" tall x 15-1/2" wide x 8-1/2" deep.  Signed Rick Seegana

$1050

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#AK-BIRD-52

Small puffin (walrus ivory), on small fossil oozeva.  Measures 1-5/8" diameter; 1-1/2" tall.  Bird is 1" long x 1/2" wide x 3/4" tall.  No signature.

105

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#AK-BIRD-53

Raven (walrus ivory) on fossil bone carved into musk ox skull, on fossil whale oozeva base.  Not signed.  Measures 5" wide x 4" deep x 5-1/2" tall

$625

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#AK-BIRD-54

Flying raven (walrus ivory) on slice of walrus tusk base.  Measures 4" wingspan x 2-1/8" long x 1" tall.  By "LS" Leonard Savage

$475

 

#AK-BIRD-55

Eagle head (whale bone) on walrus ivory base, black ink eye, measures 2-1/4” long x 1/4” thick x 1-1/4” tall; signed “JB” for Joe Bla
tchford

$115
SOLD
 

#AK-BIRD-56

Eagle head (walrus ivory), baleen neck, on walrus ivory base; black ink eye, measures 2-1/2” long x 1/4” thick x 1-1/8” tall
; signed "JB" on reverse for Joe Blatchford

$145
SOLD


 

#AK-BIRD-57

Canadian goose (dyed walrus ivory) is 7/8” long x 3/8” wide x 1/2” tall, sitting on nest (caribou antler) measuring, 15/16” long x 5/8” wide x 3/8” tall, with two tiny eggs inside of walrus ivory

$69
 

 

#AK-BIRD-58

Puffin with fish (walrus ivory) on walrus tusk slice base; measures 1-1/2” long x 3/4” wide x 1-1/2” tall,
Signed “LS”

$155
 

 

#AK-BIRD-59

Tufted puffin (painted ivory, polar bear fur), measures 2” nose to tail x 3/4” wide x 1-5/8” tall; signed Stanley Oozeva

$160


 

#AK-BIRD-60

Puffin (painted ivory) measures 1-1/2” nose to tail x 5/8” wide x 1-3/8” tall; no signature

$135
 

#AK-BIRD-61
Two tiny puffins (walrus ivory) on an iceberg (walrus ivory inner tusk); measures 7/8” wide x 1/2” deep x 1-3/8” tall; not signed

$75

 

BOLOS

 

#AK-BOLO-1

 
Walrus ivory slice (rounded on sides, flat on back) with scrimshaw Canadian goose, measures 1-3/4” tall x 1-3/4” wide x 1/4” thick; with bolo finding glued on back, dark brown braided cotton bolo cord 30” long with walrus ivory tips; bolo signed “JB” for Joe Blatchford 

NOT FOR SALE

   

#AK-BOLO-2

Baleen whale slice, rounded on sides, flat on back, with etching of Dall sheep, measures 2” long x 1-3/8” wide x 1/8” thick; with bolo finding glued on back, dark brown braided cotton bolo cord 30” long with walrus ivory tips; signed “JB” on reverse for Joe Blatchford

NOT FOR SALE

 

CLAWS

(POLAR BEAR or SEAL CLAWS, genuine claws as described)

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AK-CLAW-1

Seal claw with walrus ivory carved walrus has real walrus whisker tusks; full measurement  3-1/2" long x 1/2" wide; baleen eyes; by Davis Uglawook, Gambell 

$225

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AK-CLAW-2

Polar bear claw with baleen spacer and ivory end, exquisitely scrimshawed polar bear, BY Alvin Aningayou, Gambell; 3-1/4" long x 1" wide x 5/8" thick; claw with nail bed is 2" linear length

$575  SOLD

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AK-CLAW-3

Polar bear claw with baleen spacer and ivory end, scrimshaw polar bear, by Alvin Aningayou, Gambell; 3-3/4" long x 1-1/8" wide x 5/8" thick; claw with nail bed is 2" linear length

$675

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AK-CLAW-4

Polar bear claw with baleen spacer and ivory end, by Alvin Aningayou, Gambell; 3-1/4" long x 1" wide x 5/8" thick; claw with nail bed is 1-3/4" linear length

$385

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AK-CLAW-5

Polar bear claw with baleen spacer and polished fossil walrus ivory end, scrimshaw (gorgeous color); 4-1/8" long x 1" wide x 1/2" thick; claw with nail bed is 1-3/4" linear length; by Floyd Kingeekuk Jr., Savoonga

$400 SOLD

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AK-CLAW-6

Polar bear claw with baleen spacer and fossil walrus ivory end (signed) , on 18" black cotton cord necklace, silver tone beads & lobster claw closure; 2-3/4" long x 1" wide x 5/8" thick; nail with nai lbed is 1-7/8" linear length; by Floyd Kingeekuk Jr., Savoonga

$385  SOLD

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AK-CLAW-7

Polar bear claw with baleen spacer and fossil walrus ivory end (signed), on 18" black cotton cord necklace, silver tone beads & lobster claw closure; 2-5/8" long x 1" wide x 1/2" thick; claw with nail bed is 2" linear length; by Floyd Kingeekuk Jr., Savoonga

$385  SOLD

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AK-CLAW-8

Polar bear claw, baleen spacer, fossil walrus ivory end, on 18" black cotton cord necklace, silver tone beads, lobster claw closure; 2-1/2" long x 1" wide x 3/8" thick; claw with nail bed is 1-3/4" linear length; by Floyd Kingeekuk Jr., Savoonga

$385  SOLD

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AK-CLAW-9

Seal claw, baleen spacer, fossil walrus ivory POLAR BEAR HEAD, baleen nose - WONDERFUL; 4" long x 3/4" wide x 3/4" deep; claw with nail bed is 2-1/4" linear length; by Roger Oosevaseuk, Gambell

$220  SOLD

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AK-CLAW-10

Seal claw, baleen spacer, ivory end; walrus ivory SEAL head at end of 3 link ivory chain (seams in 2 round links); 5-1/4" long x 5/8" wide & thick; claw with nail bed is 2-1/2" linear length, by Jenkins Noongwook, Savoonga 

$215  SOLD

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AK-CLAW-11

Seal claw, baleen spacer, walrus ivory seal head pendant, on 18" black cotton cord necklace with silver tone beads, lobster claw closure; 3-1/2" long x 5/8" wide & thick; claw with nail bed is 2-3/4" linear length, by Jenkins Noongwook, Savoonga 

$225

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AK-CLAW-12

Seal claw, baleen spacer, ivory end with loop, ivory seal head on 2nd loop; 3-1/2" long x 5/8" wide & thick; claw with nail bed is 2-1/4" linear length, by Jenkins Noongwook, Savoonga 

$215

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AK-CLAW-13

Seal claw, baleen spacer, ivory end, 3 chain links (2 seams) and tab end with hole, extra link on side, all walrus ivory; 6-1/4" long x 5/8" wide & thick; claw with nail bed is 2-1/2" linear length, by Jenkins Noongwook, Savoonga 

$260

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AK-CLAW-14

Seal claw, baleen spacer, ivory end, 3 chain links (2 seams), pointed ivory end; 5" long x 5/8" wide x 1/2" deep; claw with nail bed is 2-3/8" linear length, by Jenkins Noongwook, Savoonga 

$250  SOLD

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AK-CLAW-15

Seal claw, baleen spacer, ivory end, 3 chain links (2 seams), ivory tab with hole on end; extra link on side; 5-1/2" long x 5/8" wide & thick; claw with nail bed is 2-1/2" linear length; by Jenkins Noongwook, Savoonga 

$260  SOLD

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AK-CLAW-16

Seal claw with beautifully turned fossil ivory end and key ring; 4-1/8" long x 5/8" wide & thick; claw itself is 1-7/8" linear length; by Jenkins Noongwook, Savoonga 

$175  SOLD

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AK-CLAW-17

Mother of all claws – it has a triple polar bear head/neck (walrus ivory), with baleen spacer and large polar bear claw. Measures 4-1/2" long x 1-7/8" wide x 1-1/4" thick.  By Mark Napahatook

$1225

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AK-CLAW-21

Exquisite scrimshaw double sided of a polar bear on one side, bear foot print on the other. Baleen spacer on both ends of ivory, polar bear claw attached at one end.  Measures 4" tall x 1-1/8" wide x 1-3/4" deep.  Signed Alvin Aningayou

$1050  SOLD-Chris

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AK-CLAW-22

Walrus head & tusks (walrus ivory) on one end, baleen spacer, and polar bear claw. It stands by itself.  Measures 2-7/8" long x 5/8" wide x 2" tall.  By Tony Pelowook

$785

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AK-CLAW-23

Walrus head and tusks attached to polar bear claw. It does not stand by itself.  Measures 3" long x 7/8" wide x 1-7/8" tall.  By Tony Pelowook

$785

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AK-CLAW-24

Polar bear half body, two baleen spacers and a walrus ivory spacer, with polar bear claw on the other end. It stands by itself.  Measures 4-1/2" long x 7/8" thick x 1-3/4" tall.  Signed Pelowook.

$1050

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AK-CLAW-25

Detailed polar bear head, baleen spacer, polar bear claw with baleen post, on mammoth ivory chunk base. Measures 3-1/8" long x 5/8" wide x 1-5/8" tall.  Signed Davis Uglowook

$450

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AK-CLAW-26

Seal claw with walrus ivory end,  carved ivory links and attach hole on the end, watch fob.  Measures 7-1/4" long x 1/2" wide x 5/8" tall.   by Jenkins Noongwook, Savoonga 

$285

We LOVE penguins - on the Barbie!

 

CRIBBAGE BOARDS
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AK-CRIB-1

Walrus tusk cribbage board (rare to have carvings on top)

Measures: Linear: 20.5" long; Following curvature: 22" long

Two seals attached on either end, measuring 3" long each

Decorative scrimshaw design all around the cribbage drilled holes

3 scrimshaw images on the back, one of an Eskimo hunter in kayak, one of a seal on an ice floe, and one of a salmon.  Excellent detail

Comes with 3 walrus ivory board picks, walrus ivory peg tilts the tusk forward for display

Brown stained area likely due to previous glue; small 1" rough area within glue stain; considered minor.

No signature

$875

 

DOLL
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AK-DOLL-1

ESKIMO MAN CARVING WITH TOOLS

Walrus ivory face, silver fox fur ruff, seal intestine parka, seal skin bottom edge of parka, leather soles on seal skin mukluks; leather mittens, using a baleen tool to carve an ivory walrus in his hands; a finished carved walrus ivory mask edged in seal fur beside him, an adz of fossil dog tooth & baleen; hand drill of ivory and fossil ivory, file of baleen; displayed on a fossil whale vertebrae disk; base is 7-3/8" wide x 6-3/4" long; height including doll is 7" tall; by Kim Iyakitan of Gambell

$560

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AK-DOLL-2

ESKIMO MAN STANDING WITH HARPOON

Walrus ivory face, baleen eyes, lynx fur ruff, seal intestine parka, seal skin bottom edge on parka, leggings and mukluks, leather lashings; shaved sealskin soles for mukluks; ivory hands; ivory removable knife in leather sheath on parka; seal skin pouch slung on back; gut cording on harpoon, fossil walrus ivory ends on harpoon, walrus ivory below tip, baleen shaft; displayed on fossil whale vertebrae disk 4-5/8" wide x 3-3/4" long; total height including doll is 10" high; by Beulah Oittillian of Gambell

$480  SOLD

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AK-DOLL-3

ESKIMO WOMAN PREPARING FOOD

Walrus ivory face, baleen eyes, synthetic braids; sealskin parka with leather edging around hood; beaver fur bottom edge of parka; ivory hands holding fossil ivory fork; 3 types of leather on moccasins (shaved sealskin bottoms); 3 ivory dishes of foods made of fossil ivory; displayed on fossil whale vertebrae disk 6" wide x 7" long; total height with doll is 7-1/4" tall; by Beulah Oittilian of Gambell

$585  SOLD

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AK-DOLL-4

ESKIMO DRUMMER

Walrus ivory face, baleen eyes, polar bear fur hair; leather headband with polar bear fur edging; seal intestine parka, seal skin leggings and mukluks with shaved sealskin soles & leather lashings; fossil ivory hands; drum is ivory with gut drumhead; baton is ivory; displayed on a fossil walrus vertebra 6-1/2" wide x 5" deep; total height including doll is 8-1/4"; by Stephanie Oittilian of Gambell

$485

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AK-DOLL-5

ESKIMO MAN CARVING IVORY

Face is walrus ivory, baleen eyes, sealskin hair, leather headband; seal intestine parka, sealskin bottom edging on parka, also leggings and mukluks; shaved sealskin soles & leather lashings; figure is presenting a plate (slice of ivory) with a polar bear partially carved, before him are a fish and seal also partially carved; displayed on a fossil whale vertebrae disk 6-3/8" wide x 6-3/8" long; total height including doll is 7-1/4" tall; by Beulah Oittillian of  Gambell

$585

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AK-DOLL-6

ESKIMO DRUMMER

Walrus ivory face, baleen eyes, black genuine but unknown fur hair; leather headband with polar bear fur edging; seal intestine parka, seal skin leggings and mukluks with shaved sealskin soles & leather lashings; ivory hands; drum is ivory with gut drumhead; baton is fossil ivory; displayed on a fossil walrus vertebra 6" wide x 5" long; total height including doll is 8" tall; by Beulah Oittilian of Gambell

$485

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AK-DOLL-7

ESKIMO GIRL in Traditional Clothing; stands on its own; sewn leather face on soft white synthetic head, wool yarn hair, bead hair decorations; seal intestine parka with wolverine fur edging on sleeves & bottom; brown leather undershirt, detailed leather & bead boots & shaved seal skin soles; body is soft black synthetic; doll stands 11-3/4" tall x 9" wide; by Martha Kaningok of Gambell

$525 sold

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AK-DOLL-8

Eskimo hunter doll, signed M. Scott (Alaskan artist but not Native), on fossil whale bone base; Fossil stellar sea cow body, bone spear point, wood spear, Mink fur edgings, fossil bone face, black horse hair

$545

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AK-DOLL-9

Full Yupik Costume doll, signed by Carolyn Penayah, Savoonga; 12-1/2" tall x 5-1/2" wide x 3" deep, on wood doll stand; suede covered body; seal fur coat with wolverine fur edging; polar bear fur boots with wolverine fur edging, smooth leather soles; leather face; synthetic hair; leather cord beaded accents

$585 sold

 

FIGURINE
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AK-FIG-1

Eskimo Drummer in walrus ivory on baleen base is 2" tall x 2" wide x 3/4" deep; signed H.R.; baleen eyes;

$78

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AK-FIG-2

Bone Eskimo figure harpooning walrus (ivory harpoon, waxed cord) smooth one side, rougher & concave on the other, on mammoth ivory base; not signed; measures 6 x 2 x 4-1/2" tall; by Daniel Kiy

$210

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AK-FIG-3

Woman and man faces carved on fossil whale bone - digging tool artifact; 16-1/2" long x 4" wide; by Leo Apangalook (Gambell, St. Lawrence Island) (QAY)

$425

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AK-FIG-4

Man face carved on fossil whale bone - digging tool artifact; 19-1/2" long x 4" wide;  by Leo Apangalook (Gambell, St. Lawrence Island) (QAY)

$375

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AK-FIG-5

One Eskimo man face on fossil walrus tooth, drilled as amulet pendant; 2-1/4" long x 1" wide x 5/8" deep, signed "A" for Leo Apangalook, Gambell

 $125

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AK-FIG-6

Double sided fossil walrus tooth amulet pendant (man and woman), 2" long x 5/8 x 5/8", by Billy Soonagrook Jr., Gambell

$115

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AK-FIG-7

Double sided fossil walrus tooth amulet pendant (man and woman), 2" long x 7/8 x 1/2", by Mark Napahatook, Gambell

$120  sold

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AK-FIG-8

Double sided Bas relief BIRD WOMAN;

Woman's face one side, PUFFIN figure on the reverse; fossil walrus ivory tusk on baleen base; 2-5/8" tall x 1-5/8" wide x 1" thick, base is 2-1/4 x 1-1/4"; by Carl Pelowook, Savoonga

$165

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AK-FIG-9

Large fossil whale vertebrae with man's face on one side, woman's face on the other, white is antler, black is baleen, by Tommy Coates of Barrow, Alaska; Tommy is the hottest artist in the community of 4800+ people.  Very rarely are any of his carvings available, because they are all pre-sold to the science community at the NARL Center.  However, our hotel was located across the street from his home, so we commissioned this piece to be completed within 12 hours before our flight left the next morning.  At 7 a.m. we heard a noise outside our hotel window, and there he was, putting the final touches on our piece.  Whoever buys this piece will get the rest of the real juicy story attached to this piece.  It will blow your mind.  Measures 28-1/2" wide x 18" tall x 5-3/4" deep

$2875

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#AK-FIG-10

Whale Vertebrae face with labrets, carrying spear is 9-1/2" wide x 4" thick x 6-1/2" tall.  Oozeva base 7" diameter.  Signed "D.A."

$550

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#AK-FIG-12

Walrus ivory tusk VASE is 3-1/2" long x 4" tall x 1-3/4" wide.  Signed "Davis U" for Uglawook

$600 SOLD-Chris

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#AK-FIG-13

Chunk of woolly mammoth ivory (rare blue streaking is natural), carved on one side with whales and an Eskimo woman’s face, on fossil walrus cheek bone base. Measures 6" wide x 3" deep x 5" tall; mammoth ivory itself is 4-3/4" tall x 2-3/8" wide x 7/8" thick.  Artist Iglaak, Koyuk Alaska

$525

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#AK-FIG-14

Cow bone book marker, with images of people, buildings from the 19th century.  Measures 5" long x 1-1/8" wide x 1/16" thick.

$20

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#AK-FIG-15

Cow bone book marker, with images of people, buildings, light houses and ships from the 19th century. Measures 4-7/8" long x 1-3/16" wide x 1/16" thick.

$20

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#AK-FIG-16

Walrus ivory face of Eskimo with labret and eyebrow dot design, black painted back, on fossil whale bone base. Measures 2-1/8" wide x 2-1/2" tall x 5/8" thick.  Base is 2-1/2" x 2-3/8".  No signature.

$225

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#AK-FIG-17

Piece of walrus ivory tusk, carved with Eskimo face, nice detail on sides. Measures 2-1/2" tall x 1-3/4" wide x 1-1/8" thick. Signed Alvin Aningayou

$175 SOLD-Chris

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#AK-FIG-18

Walrus ivory carved into detailed Eskimo face with fringe of hair (seal fur). Stands by itself.
Measures 2-3/8" tall x 1-5/8" wide x 1-3/4" thick.  No signature.

$210

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#AK-FIG-19

Face carved into fossil walrus tooth, on whale baleen slice base.
Measures 2" long x 1-3/4" wide.  Tooth itself is 1-5/8" tall x 3/4" wide x 5/8" thick.  By Joe Blatchford.

NOT FOR SALE

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#AK-FIG-20

Two green/rust Soapstone faces with mustard soapstone arm/hand holding spear, on base of tortoise shell added by Glenn for stability.
Measures 2" wide x 4-1/2" tall x 2" deep.  Signed "Ebsk, vi 07".

$175

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#AK-FIG-21

Diorama of Eskimo in kayak (walrus ivory) with baleen oars, hunting seal (walrus ivory) behind chunk of iceberg (inner walrus ivory tusk), on chunk of woolly mammoth ivory tusk base. Measures 10-1/2" long x 3-1/2" wide x 1" thick base; with kayak, measures 3" tall.

$225

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#AK-FIG-22

Eskimo face with transformation eye to walrus (fossil whale bone), on fossil whale vertebra.  Measures 6-3/4" long x 3" wide x 5" tall.  No signature.

$175

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#AK-FIG-23

Diorama of hunting Eskimo in medium size kayak (made of skin), throwing spear at walrus (walrus in fossil whale bone) on artifact tool - ice knife - (fossil whale bone) base. Base is 13-3/4" long x 4" wide x 5/8" thick. Skin boat is 10" long x 2-3/4" wide x 2-1/2" tall.  Full diorama is 6-3/4" tall.

$875

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#AK-FIG-24

Moon face (cow bone) inset in fossil whale vertebra.  Measures 7" long x 4-1/2" wide x 5-5/8" tall.  No signature.

$175

 

KNIVES & LETTER OPENERS

BALEEN BLADE 

Hand made by Alaskan Native Aningayou of Gambell, St. Lawrence Island

What is baleen?  It is the strips that hang down in the baleen whale's mouth like in a car wash that catch the plankton that sticks to the hair along the strips of baleen, which it then swallows.  Baleen is made of Keratin (the same material our FINGERNAILS are made of).  Is that unusual enough of a knife for you?

Remember this is an Alaskan Native product which means the whale is caught for subsistence purposes, and as much of the whale is used as humanly possible, the rest is returned to the sea.

 Made of genuine FOSSIL (extinct) STELLAR SEA COW BONE (relative of the Manatee)  (handle) and WHALE BALEEN (blade), average 7-1/4 to 8" long.   Some handles are smooth, some are ridged.  For decorative or display item, not recommended to be used as a letter opener.

$55 each unless otherwise marked

For decorative or display item, not recommended to be used as a letter opener.

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#W57-19  Fossil whale bone handle, inlaid baleen and fossil stellar sea cow circles; 7" long x 1" wide x 1/2" thick; by Larry Aningayou, Gambell

$115

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#W57-21  Fossil whale bone handle, inlaid baleen and fossil stellar sea cow circles; 7-1/4" long x 1-1/8" wide x 3/4" thick; by Larry Aningayou, Gambell

$115 sold

Genuine WALRUS TUSK ridged handle and WHALE BALEEN blade, average 6-5/8 to 7-3/4" long, size suitable as a LETTER OPENER, for decorative or display item, not recommended to be used as a letter opener.

$65 each unless otherwise marked

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#W58-7  Smoothed nick in blade $60

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#W58-9  Smoothed nick in blade $60

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Genuine WALRUS TUSK ridged handle and WHALE BALEEN blade, average 8-3/4 to 9-3/8" long, size suitable as a LETTER OPENER, for decorative or display item, not recommended to be used as a letter opener.

$75 each unless otherwise marked

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LETTER OPENERS

with walrus ivory handles and whale baleen blades (3-1/4" average length of blade), but with a SHORTER IVORY HANDLE as measured.  For decorative or display item, not recommended to be used as a letter opener.

$55 each

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Handle 3"

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Handle 3-5/8" 

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Handle 3-3/8", scooped on end

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Notched handle 3-1/4"

SPECIAL IVORY HANDLED KNIFE

 

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#W59-100 Polar bear & eagle heads scrimshawed on one side, walrus & polar bear heads on the other; fossil ivory end cap, handle measures 4-1/8" long x 1-1/4" wide x 1" deep; blade made of Gerber Steel, Portland OR, Model 400 measures 4-1/2" long x 1-3/8" wide; signed by Janelle Pungowiyi, Savoonga

$325

 

MAMMOTH
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Wall hanging (loop on back) of a front half of a woolly mammoth, carved of fossil whale skull bone, tusks of antler.  Measures 11" tall x 12" long x 9" deep.  Signed Jim S. Bell, an  Alaskan artist

$875

(SEE ALSO) Woolly mammoths carved of mammoth bone & ivory on Fossils page 2

 

MASKS 

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AK-MASK-1

Spirit mask with ivory face, fur ruff, 3 fossil ivory spear points & one spear end, all 4 baleen; 11" tall x 6-1/2" wide; by Joe Blatchford signed JB

$245  SOLD

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AK-MASK-2

Fossil whale bone sad face with ivory eyes & teeth, on artifact digging tool fossil walrus shoulder bone; 11-1/2" tall x 10" wide; by Silas Shavings of Mekoryuk of Nunivak Island; the artifact is from St. Lawrence Island, 

$525

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AK-MASK-3

Fossil whale bone face with ivory eyes and dot decorations, baleen pupils; 8" tall x 6-1/2" wide; by Joe Blatchford signed JB

$195  SOLD

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AK-MASK-4

Fossil whale bone face with ivory eyes, baleen pupils, ivory labrets (lip plugs); 6-3/4" long x 5-1/2" wide; signed AF (one of the Franken family members from Point Hope, Alaska, Native Inupiat Eskimo)

$195

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Walrus ivory face, bas relief 3 flying eagles on Fossil whale vertebrae disk "oozeva"; 6-1/2" long x 7-1/4" wide; by John (Greek & Eskimo, adopted to Kosehmann, Tlinket family

$210

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AK-MASK-7

Fossil whale vertebrae disk SHAMAN MASK man/walrus, baleen whisker spots & ivory tooth; 7" long x 5-3/8" wide; by Joe Blatchford

$225  SOLD

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AK-MASK-8

Fossil walrus cheek plate bone face with baleen eyes; 6-1/4" long x 4-1/2" wide; by TBO (Tenedor Oozeva, Gambell)

$125

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AK-MASK-9

Fossil walrus cheek plate bone face with wolf fur ruff, baleen eyes; 9" long x 7" wide; by Tenedor Oozeva, Gambell (TBO)

$145

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AK-MASK-10

Fossil walrus cheek plate bone face with baleen eyes; 6" long x 5-3/4" wide; by Tenedor Oozeva, Gambell (TBO)

$125  SOLD

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Walrus ivory Eskimo face, walrus head/tusks & whale, on sunrise bas relief fossil whale bone vertebrae disk oozeva; 5-1/2" long x 4-1/2" wide; by Oozevaseuk of Gambell, AK (St. Lawrence Island)

$215 SOLD

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AK-MASK-12

Fossil whale bone face with baleen eyes, fossil ivory teeth, gray wolf hair plugs; 12" long x 9" wide; by D. Curtis Jr.

$295 SOLD

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AK-MASK-13

Fossil whale bone face with polar bear fur ruff; metal picture hanger back, signed EA; 9" long x 5" wide; by Evans Apatiki, Gambell (EA)

$155

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AK-MASK-14

Fossil whale bone face with polar bear fur ruff; 9" long x 7" wide; by Evans Apatiki, Gambell (EA)

$175  SOLD

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AK-MASK-15

Fossil whale bone face, baleen eyes, with polar bear fur ruff; 7" long x 6" wide; by Tenedor (Carson) Ooseva Jr (TBO Jr.)

$175

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AK-MASK-16

Fossil whale bone face with polar bear fur ruff; metal picture hanger back, signed EA; 10" long x 7" wide; by Evans Apatiki, Gambell (EA)

$225

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AK-MASK-17

Fossil whale bone face with polar bear fur ruff; metal picture hanger back, signed EA; 10" long x 7" wide; by Evans Apatiki, Gambell (EA)

$225

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AK-MASK-18

Walrus ivory face with 8 feathers; 7" long and 7" wide; by Moses Soonagrook

$175

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AK-MASK-19

Caribou skin face, musk ox gray fur, wolverine dark fur; 10" long x 9" wide; by Carrie Peter, Barrow

A caribou mask that resembles its maker!

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$165  SOLD

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AK-MASK-20

Wood hand carved female spirit mask face with bone bear paw tear, face edged in mink fur, on hand woven grass basket; 16" diameter

$375  SOLD

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Fossil whale bone face, baleen eyes, polar bear fur ruff, leather hanger; 11" long x 10" wide; by Jamie Oozeva, Gambell

$215

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Fossil whale bone face, baleen eyes, polar bear fur ruff, leather hanger; 11" long x 10" wide; by Jamie Oozeva, Gambell

$215

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AK-MASK-23

Fossil Stellar sea cow bone- spirit face with NINE baleen feathers & polar bear fur & jade bead accents; 17" tall x 16" wide; signed G. Ipalook

$475

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Fossil Stellar sea cow bone- spirit face with NINE baleen feathers & polar bear fur & jade bead accents; 15" long x 15" wide; signed G. Ipalook

$465

MONSTER MASK, made from a Walrus vertebrae; signed Brian Kulik.  This is called an "Ishiguk".  It is the only example he ever made.  Here is his impressive website:

www.briankulik.com 

Display only, this is Heidi's.  The back side is even a smiley face!

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#AK-MASK-25  Valued at $1100

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#AK-MASK-26

Triple faces connected between; wall hanging (fossil whale bone). We acquired this from a teacher in Illinois who taught 40 years in Alaska, and sold us the two woolly mammoth tusks. Measures 11-7/8" tall x 6-5/8" wide x 1/2" thick.  no signature

$280

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#AK-MASK-27

Scary mask of one eating another (meaning unknown); made of fossil whale bone; antler slice inset eyes. Wall hanging. Also obtained from the teacher as in Mask-26.  Measures 9" tall x 2-1/4" wide x 1/2" thick.  Signed "W.K."

$195

 

MOOSE
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Exquisitely carved moose in walrus ivory on slice of walrus tusk base, measures 3-1/2" long x 2-1/2" wide x 3-1/4" tall.  Signed Wilson Ohoomealingok

$625

 

NECKLACES

FOSSIL WALRUS TOOTH 

Natural, polished walrus teeth from St. Lawrence Island Alaska (minimum 1000 years old), side drilled, made into necklaces by Glenn.  Priced as marked

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1-1/8" tooth on 20" black cord necklace with gold brass accents

$28

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1-3/8" tooth on 20" black cord necklace with gold brass accents

$28

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1-5/8" tooth on 20" brown bone bead necklace

$32

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1-3/4" tooth on 20" black cord necklace with gold brass accents   $28

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THREE teeth (two are 1-3/8", one is 1-1/2") on 20" antiqued bone bead necklace  $52

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1-1/2" tooth, 20" black cord necklace, gold brass accents   $28

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1-1/2" tooth, 20" black cord necklace, gold brass accents   $28

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1-1/2" tooth, 20" black cord necklace, gold brass accents   $28

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1-1/2" tooth, 20" black cord necklace, gold brass accents   $28

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1-1/2" tooth, 20" black cord necklace, gold brass accents   $28

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1-5/8" tooth, 20" black cord necklace, gold brass accents   $28

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1-3/8" tooth, 20" black cord necklace, gold brass accents   $28

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1-1/2" tooth, 20" black cord necklace, gold brass accents   $28

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1-3/8" tooth, 20" black cord necklace, gold brass accents   $28

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1-1/2" tooth, 20" black cord necklace, gold brass accents   $28

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1-1/4" tooth, 20" black cord necklace, gold brass accents   $28

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1-1/4" tooth, 20" black cord necklace, gold brass accents   $28

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1-3/8" tooth, 20" black cord necklace, gold brass accents   $28

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1-1/4" tooth, 20" black cord necklace, gold brass accents   $28

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1-3/8" tooth, 20" black cord necklace, gold brass accents   $28

WONDERFULLY SPECIAL NATIVE ESKIMO WALRUS IVORY NECKLACES
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BEAUTIFUL necklace with Eskimo family of five (Son, Mother with baby, Father, and Daughter), colored Scrimshaw on four modern walrus tusk slices, with two fossil walrus tusk slices (one on each side); on 19" brown glass bead necklace with blue bead accents between the larger slices.  Scrimshawed slices are 1" wide x 1-3/4" tall x 1/8" thick.  DISPLAY ONLY, NOT FOR SALE

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EXQUISITE necklace with twelve polished associated fossil walrus tusk slices, with beautiful color and pattern; connected with gold tone findings. Fossil walrus tusk pendant (genuine artifact - tool and/or pendant) has a rough back and a polished front with a detailed Scrimshaw of a carving of an Eskimo, signed B. MERRY (Bob).  Necklace is 22" long, with side pieces 1/2" wide x 1-5/8" long x 1/8" thick; pendant is 1-1/4" wide x 2-1/2' long x 1/4" thick.  

$475

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HIGHLY UNUSUAL AND COLLECTIBLE Modern walrus tusk CUBE bead necklace; 44 - 3/8"+ cubed beads have carved out centers (round holes, all sides), plus 4 - 1/4" solid ivory cube beads, with silver & gold tone beads inside and between each cube bead, necklace is 28" long. Made by Bob Cutler, Kenai, AK non-native but carved when AK had jurisdiction and anyone could own, carve, and sell ivory.

$950

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Fossil walrus tusk ivory necklace with two 3/8"+ diameter cube walrus ivory beads (hand carved round holes all sides), 44 solid ivory cube beads 5/16" diameter, hematite and gold brass beads; 20" long.  Made by Bob Cutler, Kenai, AK non-native but carved when AK had jurisdiction and anyone could own, carve, and sell ivory.

$295

Pendants


#AK-NECK-100

Fossil walrus tusk slice, scrimshaw of ram/Dall sheep, Measures 1-3/4” long x 1-1/8” wide x 1/8” thick; front to back drilled, gold wired with loop for necklace; signed “JB” Joe Blatchford 

NOT FOR SALE
 

#AK-NECK-101

Fossil walrus tusk slice, scrimshaw of Flying Canada goose, Measures 1-3/4” long x 1” wide x 1/8” thick;
front to back drilled, gold wired with loop for necklace; signed “JB” Joe Blatchford 

 NOT FOR SALE



#AK-NECK-102

Fossil walrus tusk slice, scrimshaw of Flying Bald headed eagle about to catch prey, Measures 1-5/8” long x 1” wide x 1/8” thick; front to back drilled, gold wired with loop for necklace; signed “JB” Joe Blatchford 

NOT FOR SALE


#AK-NECK-103

Walrus ivory slice with scrimshaw of whaling ship & lighthouse; 1-1/4” long x 7/8” wide x 1/8” thick, top drilled with pendant loop; signed “J” for Joe Blatchford

NOT FOR SALE


#AK-NECK-104

Vintage elephant ivory with scrimshaw of a Russian style teapot; measures 5/8” long x 3/4” wide x 1/8” thick; no signature

$100


#AK-NECK-105

Moose horn slice with etched/painted buffalo head, measures 2-1/8” long x 1-3/4” wide x 1/8” thick, drilled front to back with a wired pendant loop; Signature “TE”.

$85


#AK-NECK-106

Walrus ivory slice with colored scrimshaw of walrus, mounted on gold plated pendant backing; measures 1-3/4” long x 1-1/4” wide x 3/16” thick plus the pendant loop & leaf on top 1”. Signed “HIP”.

$175


#AK-NECK-107

10 walrus ivory handmade beads, drilled, four - 8 mm, three – 10mm, three – 11+ mm.  Made by Joe Blatchford.

NOT FOR SALE


#AK-NECK-108

Billiken pendant made of walrus ivory, black inked, measures 1-1/2” long x 1/2” diameter, pendant loop drilled sideways; back is flat.  Not signed, but made by Joe Blatchford. 

NOT FOR SALE

SEE BILLIKENS NEAR TOP OF PAGE


#AK-NECK-109

Billiken pendant made of walrus ivory, black inked, measures 1-3/4” long x 1/2” diameter, pendant loop drilled sideways; back is flat.  Not signed, but made by Joe Blatchford.

NOT FOR SALE

SEE BILLIKENS NEAR TOP OF PAGE
 

#AK-NECK-110

Walrus ivory tusk slice measures 1-7/8” long x 1-1/4” wide x 1/8” thick; drilled front to back with gold wired pendant loop.  No signature, but they are unfinished Joe Blatchford pieces.

 NOT FOR SALE
 

#AK-NECK-111

Fossil walrus tusk slice measures 2-1/8” long x 1-3/8” wide x 1/8” thick; drilled front to back and gold wired pendant loop.  No signature, but they are unfinished Joe Blatchford pieces.

NOT FOR SALE
   

 

#AK-NECK-112
Walrus tooth (Hunter amulet) drilled as pendant measures 2-1/8” long x 1” wide x 1” deep.  Fully carved with 2 Eskimo men’s faces with mustaches, 2 whales and peanut texture on the rest.  Signed on bottom “Moses Soonagrook”. 

$285
   

 

#AK-NECK-113

Fossil Walrus tooth (Hunter amulet) drilled as pendant measures 2-1/2” long x 1” wide x 7/8” deep.  Fully carved with Mother, father & child totem, wife-husband totem, woman with long hair, and seal.  No signature, but this is by “Moses Soonagrook”. 

$275
   

#AK-NECK-114

Fossil Walrus tooth (Hunter amulet) drilled side to side as a pendant, measures 2-1/8” long x 1” wide x 3/4” deep.  Front-carved only with Eskimo man’s face with mustache, fur hat edging carved; smooth back is signed “LA” (Leo Apangalook)

$200
 

#AK-NECK-115

Hunter’s amulet - Funny face on one side, polar bear reverse side (made of fossil walrus tooth), drilled front to back hole; measures 2-1/4” long x 1” wide x 3/4” deep; no signature but it is Moses Soonagruk, Gambell

$225


#AK-NECK-120

Fossil walrus tusk slice with scrimshaw flying Canadian goose, measures 1-3/8” long x 1-3/8” wide x 1/8” thick; signed “JB” for Joe Blatchford; drilled front to back, gold wired as a pendant. 

NOT FOR SALE
 

#AK-NECK-125

Walrus ivory face glued on baleen oval back, measures 2” long x 1-1/4” wide x 1/8” thick; drilled front to back and gold wired with loop for pendant; signed on reverse “JB” for Joe Blatchford.

NOT FOR SALE


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#F307 series

 

OOSIKS

(an oosik is a real bone within the penis of the walrus)

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Fossil oosik full measurement is 13-1/4" long x 1" thick; baleen slices between  oosik & walrus ivory; walrus head one end, flippers on other end, on 4 baleen stands; signed; baleen eyes; Raymond Toolie, Savoonga

$515

 

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Fossil walrus oosik measures 13-1/2" long x 1-3/8" thick; baleen slices between oosik & walrus ivory;  polar bear head one end, smooth ivory cap on other end, signed; baleen eyes; Raymond Toolie, Savoonga

$325

 

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Partial fossil walrus oosik with etched images of an ulu knife, unknown tool, & harpoon head, oosik is 10" long x 2-1/2" tall x 1-5/8" across; fossil rib bone base is 5-1/2" long x 3/4" tall x 1-1/4" wide, signed; Jerry R. Wongitillan, Savoonga  

$115 SOLD

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Fossil walrus ivory oosik is 9-5/8" long x 7/8" widest diameter, fossil walrus ivory slices between oosik and fossil walrus ivory carvings, walrus head with ivory tusks on one end, seal head on the other end; self supporting; baleen eyes

 $165 sold

 

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Fossil walrus oosik measures 8-1/4" long including baleen caps; from Gambell  $100  SOLD

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Walrus oosik with bas relief etching of whale, bowhead whale, walrus and seal on both sides; two different Eskimo faces in the ends; 13" long x 1" wide x 3/4" deep; by Oozevaseuk (Melchor, Gambell)

$210  SOLD

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Fossil walrus oosik with beautifully inlaid ivory & baleen dots, capped with baleen & polar bear head one end, baleen & smiling Eskimo face other end; 17" long x 1-3/8" wide x 1" deep, by Quentin Oseuk, Gambell

$650

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AK-OOS-8  Large walrus oosik, capped with baleen and walrus ivory polar bear front half, and walrus front half; 23" long x 1-5/8" widest x 1-1/2" deep; Signed Pelowook (Tony, Savoonga)

$850

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AK-OOS-9  Large walrus oosik capped with baleen and walrus ivory polar bear front half, an walrus front half; 23-1/2" long x 1-3/4" widest x 1-5/8"; signed Pelowook (Tony, Savoonga)

$900

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Spectacular fossil walrus oosik (23-3/4" long x 2-1/8" diameter) on fossil walrus jaw base ( 9" long x 3-1/2" tall) with smaller walrus oosik as an accent (8" long)

$1800 SOLD, OOSIK ONLY

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Fossil walrus oosik (9-1/2" long x 3/4" wide) with walrus, whale, and seal carved and signed by Oozevaseuk (Melchor, Gambell)

$225

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AK-OOS-12

Fossil walrus oosik (27" long x 2" thickest diameter); otter half body with fish in mouth on one end, (walrus ivory and fossil ivory cap on one end; polar bear head with fossil walrus ivory cap on other end); by Leonard Savage; comes with a stand.

$1100

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Fossil walrus oosik (18-1/2" long x 1-3/8" thickest diameter); modern walrus ivory plain/smooth end caps.  No signature.

$550

 

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Fossil walrus oosik made into a cribbage board (no playing pieces included)

Measures 14-1/4" long x 1-3/8" thickest diameter.  Plain/smooth modern walrus ivory end caps with a spacer of whale baleen on both ends; 2 modern walrus ivory blocks underneath allow this to stand on its own; secured with drilling + small nails.  No signature.

$425

 

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Fossil seal oosik capped with white walrus  ivory OWL head, smooth ivory knob on other end. Measures 5-7/8" long x 1" wide x 3/4" thick, shaved flat on bottom so it sits by itself.  Signed "M.A.O." for Malcolm Oosevaseuk

$140

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Large walrus oosik capped with a walrus ivory POLAR BEAR HEAD on one end, WALRUS HEAD on the other end, whale baleen spacers. It does not stand on its own. Approx. 18” long.  Measures 18-7/8" long x 1-1/8" thick x 2-1/4" tall.  by Tony Pelowook

$875

*some un-worked fossil seal oosiks available on 

Oosiks of walrus, seal and raccoon

 

OSTRICH EGG
 

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Glenn commissioned this ostrich egg to be scrimmed by Joe Blatchford when he was in Anchorage Alaska in 1995.  Signed, and is on a horn tip stand

NOT FOR SALE

 

 

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