Color scrimshaw on hippo tooth by Ristinen. Not many scrimshanders work on this type of ivory as it is very, very hard to engrave. Sometimes sparks fly off the polishing wheel as it is being prepared. Done by the artist in 2005, this comes from the collection of one of our collectors who is no longer with us. Nice composition and choice of subject matter for the type of ivory. Inlaid stand completes the picture.