25 JUNE 1876
“25 JUNE 1876” color scrimshaw on pre-ban African Ivory by Gary Williams. Talented scrimshander, Williams, really excels in his ability to capture the strength and spirit of his subjects in his outstanding portraits. The use of the pictorial depiction of the battle in the background of Sitting Bull is brilliant. The sepia tones blend into the beige jadket of Sitting Bull, bringing everything together in a seamless manner. On the reverse side, Custer has that focused, almost maniacal, stare. It seems that he senses he is going to his doom, but his arrogance always overrode his better judgement. Love the map and the “7” in the background. For those who are interested in the Battle of the Greasy Grass, commonly known as the Battle of the Little Bighorn, this one is a must. From the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us.
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 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 the new Federal legislation. The scrimshaw can then be forwarded to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions, email or call us.