Close to Whale


“Close to Whale” black and white scrimshaw on whale’s tooth by Ray Peters. Early work by Peters done n 1973. Easy to see the raw talent in this well known scrimshander at an early stage in his career. From the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us. Great price for a Peters, by the way.

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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