Captain Plots His Course


“Captain Plots His Course” black and white scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by James W. Lee. Ship’s captain plots his course while enjoying his pipe. He may also be dreaming of someone from his past voyages who, in his imagination, appears on the masthead as she was decades past. Not the usual boring masthead carving by a long shot. The ship on the horizon may have been the exact one he captained in the past. Quite a reverie. Interesting ivory used as a sled runner hundreds of years ago. Nicely done. The stipple work here is quite well done. This was created in the mid 1990s and is from the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us. Great price for work of this caliber.

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