Great Point Light, Nantucket black and white scrimshaw by David Smith on pre-ban African Ivory tip. Well known Nantucket lighthouse done in Smith’s signature stipple style. Precise detail, as usual. What is outstanding is the depiction of the original third order Fresnel lens on the reverse side. Beautiful. Also, note the one of a kind stand with mammoth ivory and ancient walrus tusk inlay. This is as nice a lighthouse scrimshaw as one can imagine at a great price as well.
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.