Searching Native Hunter


“Searching Native Hunter” color scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by the late Kelly Mulford. Mulford was a master of the separate panel scrimshaw technique, each piece adding something to the whole of the artwork. We see the intrepid hunter in a spring ice laden area searcching for a walrus or seal. Love the detail of the coiled rope on the deck attached to a long lance. The orca has just surfaced and Kelly did a masterful job of the cold water cascading from his head. Spectacular work. Very heavy ice axe (2 pounds, 6.2 ounces!). This is from a long time client who is no longer with us. Estate asked us to price to move. It was created in 1983 and should be valued at least 25% higher.Great chance to add a vintage Mulford to your collection at 1980s prices.

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