Ship Roscoe Tracing Wheel


Black and white scrimshaw on whale’s tooth by unknown whaler. Antique tracing wheel from the whaler, Roscoe.  Launched in New Bedford in 1833, she was crushed in the Arctic ice in 1872. Not known when the piece was created during that span of years. It is from one of our long time clients who is no longer with us. Nice detail of the struck whale and the carved bird of prey. A rare piece for the discerning collector.

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 Florida. It can be purchased directly from our website and shipped only to an address within the state of Florida. If one has a relative, trusted friend or business associate within the state of Florida, we can ship to that specified address in order to comply with 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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