Leaping Orca by Dorning


“Leaping Orca by Dorning” color scrimshaw on sperm whale’s tooth by Gary Dorning. Created in 1978 from the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us. One almost never sees a Gary Dorning whale’s tooth from this era as anyone lucky enough to have one knows enough not to let it go. A stunning work from Dorning at the beginning of his long career in scrimshaw. Stands upright. Rare opportunity to obtain a Dorning at 1978 prices.  NOTE: Smudges on tooth removed after photographs taken. After all, 1978 was a long time ago.


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 Florida. It can be purchased directly from our website and shipped only to an address within the state of Florida. If one has a relative, trusted friend or business associate within the state of Florida, we can ship to that specified address in order to comply with Federal legislation. The scrimshaw can then be forwarded to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions, email or call us.

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