Ancient Mariner Reminisces


“Ancient Mariner Reminisces ” black and white scrimshaw on pre-ban African ivory by Frank Barcelos. Excellent work by Barcelos on this tusk. Although he did mainly production work, this piece shows just how talented he was. The work on the ancient mariner is first rate by any judgment. The ivory itself weighs 2 pounds, 8 ounces! It is from the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us. We had a custom stand made for it. At today’s prices just the raw tusk alone would be almost equal to the selling price with first rate scrimshaw. Good deal here.

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 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 the new Federal legislation. The scrimshaw can then be forwarded to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions, email or call us.

In stock