Native Ivory Worker
Black and white scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory by Charles Emerson. Looks like this patient craftsman is fashioning a sled runner out of walrus tusk ivory, unaware that hundreds and hundreds of years in the future, these tools and artifacts would be used to create scrimshaw. Really like the way Emerson has added just a touch of blue in the background. You almost do not notice it at first glance. From the collection of one of our long time clients who is no longer with us. Great opportunity to add an Emerson work to one’s collection as he is not longer doing scrimshaw.