Color scrimshaw on pre-ban African by Heidi Robichaud. Scrimshaw Gallery is pleased to welcome back this talented scrimshander. We have not had anything from Robichaud for a couple of years, but hope to add more of her top notch work in the future. This is an incredibly strong work. The scrimshander has used the blue-green tones of the abalone inlay in the stand to inspire the work. I really like the artistic remarque on back, the ghostly appearance of the wolf surrounded by snow and fog. Chilling image. The eyes of the wolf are penetrating. Seems like he is looking right through you.
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.