Black and white scrimshaw on a whale’s tooth by Robert Monfils. Nicely done tooth with bold impressions of birds and racing clipper. Tooth shows some age, judging by the patina on the back side. No base, but it does stand up on its own. From the estate of a long time collector from our gallery.
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.