Earl Cairns Crewmen


“Earl Cairns Crewmen” black and white scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory by Martin Bandy. The Earl Cairns was a three masted schooner of Bideford built in 1883. These are serious looking crewmen, probably all of Irish descent. Martin Bandy, who passed away years ago, was considered one of the very best black and white scrimshanders of his era. This was created in 1980. His style and choice of subject matter was both original and unique. Rarely does a Bandy work become available on the open market today as most collectors prize their Bandy pieces and are reticent to part with them. This is from the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us. Rare opportunity to add a first rate Martin Bandy work to your collection at 1980s prices.

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