China Tea Clippers at Sea


“China Tea Clippers at Sea” color scrimshaw on antique pre-ban ivory brush by Mike Cohen. Two China Tea Clipper in the open ocean race to the London tea docks with their precious cargo. Mike Cohen was right up there with the best of the color nautical scrimshanders on the West Coast. Inscribed on the side of the brush is the logo “Hassall St. Pauls” This well known firm was founded by John Hassall and was known as Hassall, Comb and Brush Maker of St. Pauls Chruchyard, City of London. Won’t see any more of these brought into the U.S. today.

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 Florida. It can be purchased directly from our website and shipped only to an address within the state of Florida. If one has a relative, trusted friend or business associate within the state of Florida, we can ship to that specified address in order to comply with the new Federal legislation. The scrimshaw can then be forwarded it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions email or call us.

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