Soaring Majestic Eagles
“Soaring Majestic Eagles” black and white scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory by David Smith. Excellent composition by veteran scrimshander, Smith. Note the way the color of the ivory blends into the neck of the eagle. Smith’s stipple work is outstanding. No one does it better. Interesting artifact used as some type of digging or scraping tool hundreds of years ago. The back has been polished and it appears that the piece may have been exposed to some type of fire. Attractive stand completes the picture. This is from the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us.