Who is Captain J.O. Norton ?
I have a real Ivory Tusk that looks like it dates back to 1912 or so.
The tusk is 17.5 in long and has inscription on it. It was done by a Captain J.O. Norton and was a gift to a woman L.J.V . Also written : Remember Me when this you see. And has two hearts with there Initials in the middle . Also has a drawing of a women and on the other side a farm.
- johnslatLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Apparently he was quite an ivory carver - see links below.
"i recently recieved an ivory tusk. it has several markings on it and i would like to trace it back to the 'creator' or 'artist' of these carvings.
on the tusk it has the name J.O.Norton on it. it also has a carving of a young woman and other initials in a heart reading L.J.V.
it also has the saying or phrase 'remember me when this you see' on it in a 'banner' type format.
if anyone knows who captain j.o.norton is please reply or if you have any notion or idea of who L.J.V may be. i think that she may have been his lover or sweetheart - hence the love heart.
so far i have gathered the information that he was a captain of a boat. i would like to recieve some more information please.
"Hello, I'm from spain, I have got a repro of a Walrus tusk, scrimshaw inscribed "Captain J.O.Norton" and a lovely mesagge "Remenber me when this you see", and a beautiful countryside (Bay, mountains, church, way), a woman with umbrella..., Please I woul like to Know How many cost this?, and also I pleased to Know the history of this tusk, and his captain. (Was he Vermont`s captain?), Where is actually the real tusk?, If you know something, answer me please. Sorry for my poor english, thank you very much from Spain. Ah I don't want to sell this, I only want to know more about this."Source(s): http://genforum.genealogy.com/norton/messages/4174... http://126.96.36.199/search?q=cache:OEkUyHiW1jYJ:w...
- antiekmamaLv 61 decade ago
No doubt a repro, many of these tusks are being reproduced check out the New Bedford Whaling Museum and they will tell youSource(s): google