Black and white scrimshaw on antique whales tooth by an scrimshaw unknown artist. Interesting piece done with dots outlining the figure. “Sayer” inscribed on base. Bearded man appears to be standing on a fish. Left hand holds a bucket with objects within and right hand holds another unknown object. Beautiful patina. Tip rounded indicating it was taken from an old sperm whale. Bottom evenly cut, again indicating its age. Weighs 1 lb., 1 oz. Nice piece to research. Could be some type of Christlike figure? From the collection of one of our long time clients who is no longer with us.
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.