“Elegant Giraffe” color scrimshaw on pre-ban African Ivory tip by Gary Williams. Inspired choice of subject matter for this shape of ivory. Nice effect of leaving the background sky area unworked so one’s attention is drawn to the giraffe, not elsewhere. Note the subtle shading from left to right of the sun’s rays. Nice touch. This stand is a work of art i n itself with the precision inlay of the ancient walrus tusk ivory. Very well done piece.
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 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 the new Federal legislation. The scrimshaw can then be forwarded to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions, email or call us.