King Salmon for Supper


“King Salmon for Supper” black and white scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by Karen Reno. Easy catch for this experienced brown bear. In his world the maxim is “eat or be eaten” and he will eat his fill with the spawning salmon returning. Done on an ancient net sinker 500-1500 years old. At one point the ivory rolled around on the beach grinding away the outer layers which is the reason it is so smooth. Very heavy piece of ivory, by the way. Probably done in the mid 90s, this is from the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us.

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