Black and white scrimshaw on antique whale’s tooth by unknown artist. Interesting work on this rare tooth. The title is incised into the ivory, not just etched on the surface. There is a bit of color in the flags of the ship. Looks like a volcano type mountain on one side. Intricate design around the top of the tooth. The cap is carved as well. Probably fashioned from a piece of baleen. Nice patina on the tooth. Not sure when it was done. This is from the collection of one of our long time clients who is no longer with us. Nice addition to any antique collection.
This scrimshaw is done on a sperm whale’s tooth. Federal legislation bans the interstate shipment of whale ivory. It can only be shipped intrastate (within the state). All of our whale 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 Federal legislation. The scrimshaw can then be forwarded it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions, email or call us.