Antique Ivory Club


“Antique Ivory Club” created by unknown artist from pre-ban African Ivory mounted on handsome ebony base. Unusual club probably used to finish off large fish or smaller mammals. Judging from the marks, it was often put to use. Interesting design carved into the club and inked in black. Hole drilled into the smaller end for cord to hang in accessible spot. The original cord was replaced with lighter strips of leather which were broken off at some time. After it was no longer being used for its original purpose, it was mounted on a handsome base for display purposes. It is quite heavy (1 lb., 3 oz.) and would have packed quite a wallop. Rare artifact, indeed.

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 it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions email or call us.

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