Barn Owl in Full Moon
“Barn Owl in Full Moon” stunning portrait of a barn owl as a full moon rises in the background done on pre-ban African Ivory by Mary Byrne and David Adams. Backstory on this gem: Years ago I sent several ivory pieces to Byrne for Scrimshaw Gallery. Recently, I asked her to return them as she no longer was creating scrimshaw. She had begun the barn owl in black and white. Why polish this off? Adams agreed to take on the task and finish the piece. A once in a lifetime collaboration by two of the very best scrimshanders ever. I asked both to sign it which they did. Obviously, there will never be another one like this.
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.