Baleen and Argentium Sterling Silver Basket with Walrus Ivory Finial, by Don Johnston

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Baleen and Argentium Sterling Silver Basket with Seal Head Finial

Don’s natural gifts for both carving walrus ivory and working with the challenging threads of baleen from traditionally harvested Bowhead whales has drawn the attention of collectors - and an ever-growing list of awards - for fine Alaska Native art.

The use of tarnish resistant, highest quality sterling silver expertly presented with baleen adds an element of glowing, jewelry-like intricacy.

  • 1 5/8 inches widest diameter
  • 1 7/8 in height, including finial

The Marine Mammal Act of 1972 requires this item to remain within the USA. 

Click for information provided by the U.S. Department of the Interior and Indian Arts and Crafts Board, and information about Alaska Native Artists' traditional and contemporary use of marine animal parts, including walrus ivory.

Don Johnston, Aluitiiq

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