Clipper with Figurehead


“Clipper with Figurehead” black and white scrimshaw on whale’s tooth by Ray Peters. Well known scrimshander, Peters, created this excellent piece in 1973. One seldom comes across Peters’ work from the early years. Easy to see the raw talent displayed  in this early work, not only in the clipper ship, but, also, in the Hawaiian style figurehead complete with lei. Nice, heavy tooth weighs 15.3 oz., almost one pound! From the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us. 

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 to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions, email or call us.




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