Brunette Beauty Posing


“Brunette Beauty Posing” black and white scrimshaw on pre-ban African Ivory by Karen Reno. No one did better portraits of women than Karen Reno. She has not created any scrimshaw for about 20 years now, but when she was working no one did it better. This woman seems to be posing for an artist. One hopes the artist is as good as the model. Reno’s work is seldom seen on the open market today as most collectors simply do not wish to part with her portraits.


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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