Heavy Beam Onboard
“Heavy Beam Onboard” black and white scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by Martin Bandy. A gang of dock workers is moving an extremely heavy beam onboard a ship undergoing repairs at some unknown Asian port. Martin Bandy, who passed away years ago, was considered one of the very best black and white nautical scrimshanders of his era. This was done in 1980. His choice of subject matter and style were unique. This was done on an ancient ivory net weight that is hundreds of years old. Bandy’s creations seldom become available today as most collectors cherish their Bandy pieces and are reticent to part with them. This is from the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us.