Charles W. Morgan and Tug


“Charles W. Morgan and Tug” black and white scrimshaw on ancient mammoth tusk ivory by David Smith. Note the use of the natural tones of the mammoth ivory by Smith in this gem. By leaving¬† the unworked area in the foreground, one’s attention is drawn to the detail of the Morgan. If you look closely, with a glass, you can make out the tug’s name-General Sherman. Amazing work by one of the very best. This is from the collection of one of our long time clients who is no longer with us. Probably would not be this price today.

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