Battle of Lissa 1811


“Battle of Lissa 1811” black and white scrimshaw on pre-ban African Ivory by unknown artist. This was acquired in London some 60-70 years ago. It is from the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us. The inscription reads: “Commodore Sir William Host of the flag ship Amphion at the Battle of Lissa 1811” It is not an antique piece, but created in that style. The work is quite well done. Would be an excellent addition to any scrimshaw collection.
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.

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