Black and white scrimshaw on whale’s tooth by Ray Peters. Very impressive work by award winning scrimshander, Peters. Judging from the rounded tip of this rare tooth, it appears to come from a very old whale. Peters has worked the piece 360 degrees with a fine portrayal of a rather chaotic scene. Note the two men in the lookout nest giving directions to the whaleboats as well as a seaman scrambling down the ladder in order to get in on the scene.
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 it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions, email or call us.