Sku : 248746

Scrimshaw-Style Serapis Box


This tall square box is perfect for stashing trinkets, mementos or filling with notes and giving to friends. It has four different maritime motif’s. The first side depicts a porpoise, the second, two sea shells, the third, British Ship Bark Serapis, and the fourth, a whaling scene that says. ‘Approaching Backwards An Animal Bigger than a House’.

The origin for the word "scrimshaw" is uncertain. One interesting origin is from a Dutch phrase meaning "to waste one's time". Winterthur has an example of a scrimshaw magnifying glass.

• Made from resin.

• Dimensions: approximately 3.75” x 2.5”

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