Black and white scrimshaw on whale ivory by Ray Peters. Award winning scrimshander, Peters, is known for his attention to detail as can easily be seen in this classic piece. Note the American flag, the men the lookout nests at the top of the masts and the attached whaleboats. Really like the classy remarque on the back as well. Mounted on a vintage Fredericks stand, this come from a long time collector who is no longer with us. Nice piece! Don’t get many teeth this wide. Rare.
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.