Naval Battle Commences
“Naval Battle Commences” color scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by David Adams. Calm seas as a French battle squadron engages enemy vessels. Obviously, the smoke from the cannons and fires onboard the ships will soon hinder sight on both sides. This is an artifact piece used as an ice axe hundreds of years ago in the Northern Bering Sea area. Heavy piece weighing 1 lb., 9 oz.! Not a great deal of this caliber around today. Handsome bubinga stand completes the picture.