Cooper and Whale Oil Cask
“Cooper and Whale Oil Cask” black and white scrimshaw on ancient mammoth tusk ivory by Gerry Dupont. Grizzled cooper stands atop one of his prized works. Behind him, one can see two vessels moored at the wharf. Dupont’s work on this is simply outstanding. Note the detail in the cooper’s clothing, all wrinkled and worn. Impressive piece of mammoth tusk ivory mounted on a handsome rosewood stand. The back side of the ivory has also been polished, something seldom seen. From the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us.