Black and white scrimshaw on antique whale’s tooth by an unknown scrimshaw artist. Full panoply of various types of sailing vessels on rare antique whale’s tooth by unknown scrimshaw artist. Primitive work common to the scrimshaw of that era, but with a certain amount of charm nevertheless. Artist know the rigging and types of the vessels and may have served on several of them at one time or another. Excellent patina and condition for this one. From one of our long time collectors who is no longer with us. Weighs in a just over one pound.
This scrimshaw is done on a sperm whale’s tooth. Federal legislation bans the interstate shipment of whale ivory. It can only be shipped intrastate (within the state). All of our whale ivory is located with our associate in the state of Ohio. It can be purchased directly from our website and shipped only to an address within the state of Ohio. If one has a relative, trusted friend or business associate within the state of Ohio, we can ship to that specified address in order to comply with Federal legislation. The scrimshaw can then be forwarded it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions, email or call us.