Five Antique Fids
“Five Antique Fids” created by unknown whaler probably between 1860…1900. Made of bone, probably whalebone, although one may be ivory. The long one has a screw off top that has a slight chip in the crown. All are from the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us. All are in fine condition considering their age. Dimensions left to right: 1…3/4″L, 2…7/8″L, 3…6 3/8″L, 4…4 1/8″L, 5…3 1/2″L.
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.