Anatomy of a Hop


‘Anatomy of a Hop’ color scrimshaw on pre-ban ivory jar by David Smith. If there was ever a piece of scrimshaw that would immediately bring a smile to one’s face, this is it. What a great piece. You hold the jar in your hand and slowly revolve it and the piece comes to life. The little guy takes off with a burst, then soars stretched out as far as possible, gradually loses height and lands, ready for the next hop. Magnificent! Bubinga lid with ancient walrus tusk ivory.

This scrimshaw is done on pre-ban African ivory. Since the passage of the CITIES Treaty in 1973, there has been no African ivory brought into the U.S. However, ivory that was in the U.S. prior to 1973 can be legally sold and shipped within the U.S. However, new legislation taking effect in 2016 restricts pre-ban African Ivory from being shipped interstate. It can only legally be shipped intrastate, (within the state). All of our pre-ban ivory is located with our associate in the state of Florida. It can be purchased directly from our website and shipped only to an address within the state of Florida. If one has a relative, trusted friend or business associate within the state of Florida, we can ship to that specified address in order to comply with the new Federal legislation. The scrimshaw can then be forwarded it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions email or call us.

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