Navigator Shooting the Sun


“Navigator Shooting the Sun” black and white scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact created by Martin Bandy. One of the ship’s  essential members, the navigator makes sure the course is correct. Bandy passed away years ago, but he was considered one of the best black and white scrimshanders of his era. His composition was always superb. One sees the navigator, but, only later, does one notice the sails and rigging above. No one did it better. This is done on a huge ancient walrus tusk used as an ice axe hundreds and hundreds of years ago. Very little of this quality of ivory around today. Bandy created this in 1983. His work very seldom becomes available today. This is from the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us. A great addition to any serious contemporary collection, this is an opportunity to add a Martin Bandy scrimshaw at 1980s price.

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