Color scrimshaw on antique billiard ball by Matt Stothart. Family consists of two adults and three smaller owlets perched on a branch that winds around the billiard ball. Fantastic composition by veteran scrimshander, Stothart. The entire surface is completely worked, even the surface of the full moon. For owl collectors as well as globe collectors, it does not get any better than this.
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 it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions email or call us.