Maritime Antiques

The Scrimshaw Ditty Box


Two, oval shaped, whalebone boxes fitted with removable lids. One with polychrome scrimshaw decorations of flowers, birds, an American ship and a view of a large domed building that is the Maine State House in Augusta as it looked from 1833-89. The larger box with the name “Manuel Rogers” in small silver nails. Above the boxes is a scrimshaw decorated panel that likely was created to be the sides of another ditty box that was never completed.

From the personal collection of John F. Rinaldi and currently not for sale.

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We Buy Antique Scrimshaw & Whaling Artifacts

We are always interested in purchasing nautical antiques. If you are selling one piece or your entire collection we would appreciate hearing from you.

John F. Rinaldi

107 Ocean Avenue
PO Box 765
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046

Tel: 207-967-3218 - Cell: 561-789-6930 - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.