This I think is an ivory scrimshaw, possibly Mammoth.
by Mick Rannigan (Newcastle, England)
Photo shows my Ivory Scrimshaw Box
I believe it was scrimshawed at one time and has lost it's scenes. It has brass inlay maybe the points of a nautical compass, all the parts are segmented together.
I would love to know if all my learning about antiques is paying off.
I have collected antiques across the board for over twenty years.
This is possibly an ivory scrimshaw item, and I picked it up ...
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