This beautiful scrimshaw pie crimper is carved of whale ivory. A dentil-edged wheel with five-pointed star as its hub is mounted on a lyre-shaped support above a rectangular base from which a 3-tined fork extends. The mid-section of the shaped handle is split with open-carved pinwheels on each side. A baleen or ebony band separates the handle from the carvings above. Apart from the center tine of the fork which is warped this crimper is in fine condition with great patina. 6 7/8in. long.