Monday, May 08, 2006

Inuit Ivory Cribbage Board Sold at Skinner's Auction

Skinner Auctioneers in Boston sold an Inuit cribbage board carved of ivory last September. It sold for $5,581 US. These cribbage boards were common during the period when European whalers visited the Arctic region in Canada and the local Inuit made them for the visitors as trade. For more details on early Inuit art, see the extensive Inuit art information articles list at the Free Spirit Gallery website.

For exquisite contemporary Inuit art, see Free Spirit Gallery.

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