Color scrimshaw on whale’s tooth by Gary Dorning. Long considered one of the best wildlife scrimshanders ever, Dorning has created a stunning piece on whale ivory. Looks like the lion has caught a glimpse of his next meal and in ready to pounce. Love the detail in the lion’s mane and the way Dorning has used negative space in the long grass in the foreground. Quite impressive work on a nice sized tooth, 3/4 pound for those interested in weight.
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 Ohio. It can be purchased directly from our website and shipped only to an address within the state of Ohio. If one has a relative, trusted friend or business associate within the state of Ohio, we can ship to that specified address in order to comply with Federal legislation. The scrimshaw can then be forwarded it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions, email or call us.