Osprey on Antique Ivory Domino
Black and white scrimshaw on antique ivory domino by David Smith. Excellent choice of subject matter by talented scrimshander, Smith. Black and white scrimshaw (with just a touch of color in the eyes), on black and white antique ivory domino, mounted on ivory base with mammoth ivory inlay. These antique ivory dominoes are quite rare today. Over the years, we have only had just a handful. This one is in pristine condition, by the way.
This scrimshaw is done on pre-ban African ivory. Since the passage of the CITIES Treaty in 1973, there has been no African ivory brought into the U.S. However, ivory that was in the U.S. prior to 1973 can be legally sold and shipped within the U.S. However, new legislation taking effect in 2016 restricts pre-ban African Ivory from being shipped interstate. It can only legally be shipped intrastate, (within the state). All of our pre-ban ivory is located with our associate in the state of Florida. It can be purchased directly from our website and shipped only to an address within the state of Florida. If one has a relative, trusted friend or business associate within the state of Florida, we can ship to that specified address in order to comply with the new Federal legislation. The scrimshaw can then be forwarded it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions email or call us.