Hunting Polar Bear and Cubs


“Hunting Polar Bear and Cubs” color scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory by Karen Reno. Mama bear and cubs all spy something. Probably food related as the polar bear does not have enemies (except man and nature). Reno is best known for her nudes, but she was right up there with the best at wildlife as well. This could easily be mistaken for a Dorning or Adams scrimshaw, it is that good. Very large tusk in perfect scrimshaw condition. Not much of this quality around anymore. Reno, who is no longer working, created this in  2009. It is from the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us. Won’t see another like this.

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