Scrimshawed Ring Box

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Description

Scrimshawed ring box given to donor's mother by a "Scotch seaman" in the 1850's. Etched on the side is a house, palm trees, and "Jacobs blessing attend you & your family," inscribed on side. In a bone circle, now unglued, set in light wood lid are two hearts and an arrow. Five-pointed star inlaid on lid; five dots.