Mermaid with Sheer Wrap


‘Mermaid with Sheer Wrap’ color scrimshaw on whale’s tooth by David Adams. This coy mermaid seems a bit on the shy side, a mistake made by many mariners in the age of Homer. Interesting addition of the sheer wrap with a bauble at the base of the wrap matching the clasp around her neck. Beautiful composition by Adams on this one. This is from the collection of one of our long time clients who is no longer with us. Check out the exquisite stand. Nice.

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.

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