Black and white scrimshaw on whale’s tooth by Ray Peters. Classic Peters scrimshaw. Clean lines and excellent detail. This is why he has remained at the top for several decades. This is from one of our long time collectors who has decided to downsize his first rate collection. This was done by the artist between the late 1980s to the mid 1990s. He even created the handsome ebony stand. Love the detail of the crewmen in the crow’s nest as the sperm whale cow and calf remain hidden. You can even see various crewmen aboard, always working. Nice, nice work at a great price.
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.