“Reflective Panda” color scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by Gary Dorning. Long considered one of the top wildlife scrimshanders ever, Dorning created this outstanding work in the late 70s to early 80s. The reflection of the resting panda is simply amazing. Anyone who has ever seen a first rate Gary Dorning piece is simply amazed by the color, composition and creativity of the work. He almost makes it look easy, the sign of a true professional. Dorning does not create much (if any) scrimshaw today. This is an opportunity to acquire a masterful Dorning work at 1970s prices. Today, a piece such as this would easily be valued at $5800.00 to $6500.00. Done on a rare ice axe artifact, this is from the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us.