Black and white scrimshaw on a whale’s tooth by Gerry Dupont. Quite impressive work on a nice sized tooth, 1.0 pound for those interested in weight. Dupont has an amazing amount of detail in this one as well as capturing a sense of mood and character. The caption on the back reads: “Four men in a dory take a leisurely row in New Bedford harbor to better view the Charles W. Morgan, just arrived, drying sail.” Nice colored tooth, not many of these around these days.
This scrimshaw is done on a sperm whale’s tooth. Federal legislation bans the interstate shipment of whale ivory. It can only be shipped intrastate (within the state). All of our whale 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 Federal legislation. The scrimshaw can then be forwarded it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions, email or call us.