Hooded Merganser Family
“Hooded Merganser Family” color scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by the late Kelly Mulford. Outstanding example of first rate Kelly Mulford scrimshaw. He loved to scrimshaw duck scenes and was probably the best of all the West Coast scrimshanders with his prized duck scenes. He could have been the first to win the Federal Duck Stamp competition with a scrimshaw entry had he chosen to submit his work. Interesting artifact used both as an ice axe and fire starter by ancient people in the Northern Bering Sea area hundreds of years ago. Another piece from one of our clients who is no longer with us. Kelly created this in 1983 and it was initially sold for more that the current price. Great opportunity to acquire a Mulford at 1980s prices.