Scrimshaw Globe Donald McKay


“Scrimshaw Globe Donald McKay” color scrimshaw on large antique ivory cue ball by Kurt Sperry. Probably the most famous clipper ship designer, Donald McKay’s clippers set records that others could never match. This is done on a very large cue ball mounted on a classic stand by the late Ken Fredericks. Tremendous amount of work in this one by Sperry. From the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us. Globes of this caliber are seldom seen today. A rare find, indeed.


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.

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